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[Latvia] Customs officers seize record large amount of illegal cigarettes – 26.4 mln – hidden in rail cars

On March 5, based on information received from Karsava customs checkpoint, Rezekne customs officers conducted a thorough inspection of six rail cars. During inspection it was discovered that behind covering goods – bags of miner fertilizers and empty
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:26

Latvian parliament wants to hide cigarettes from buyers’ eyes

Saeima’s Social and Employment Matters Committee continued work on a legislative draft for more serious restrictions for trade of tobacco products, as reported by Saeima press-service. The committee voiced conceptual support for the proposal that cigaret
Baltic News Network GmbH (at)
added Dec 20, 2017 15:15

More tobacco products bought by Estonians in Latvia

Although the market for counterfeit and contraband cigarettes in Estonia has contracted to 13.3% of total consumption, cross-border flows from Latvia are increasing, a survey by KPMG indicates, cites LETA/BNS.
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:16

[Latvia] Police in Riga Region bust large illegal cigarette factory

Police in Riga Region have busted an illegal factory that had been making cigarettes in large amounts, Andrejs Sozinovs, the chief of the Riga regional criminal police, said at a news conference yesterday, cites LETA.
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:33

[Eastern Europe] Cigarette contraband in Latvia highest among Baltic States

Cigarette contraband remains rampant in Latvia with contraband cigarettes accounting for 25.2 percent of the total market, which is the highest share compared to other Baltic states, writes LETA, according to a survey by AC Nielsen market research compan
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:49

[Europe] Latvia still has highest share of contraband cigarettes in EU

illegal cigarettes make up 22.6% of total consumption in Latvia, according to KPMG auditor company’s European-wide SUN 2016 survey, cites LETA/BNS.
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Jul 5, 2017 16:16

[Latvia] Illegal cigarette factory busted, seven arrested

The State Revenue Service's Customs Police have busted a major counterfeit cigarette production facility in Babite Region, the Revenue Service's Director General Ilze Cirule told a press conference May 25.
Public broadcasting of Latvia (lv)
added May 27, 2017 23:29

[Belarus] Lithuania's and Latvia's illicit tobacco market remain among biggest in Europe

Illicit cigarettes last year accounted for 18.7% of Lithuania's total tobacco product market, down by 9.6 percentage points year-on-year. If these cigarettes had been purchased legally, the government would have raised around 66 million euros in addition
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 21:31

Every fifth Latvia’s resident has purchased illegal alcohol, cigarettes or gasoline in 2015

the illegal cigarette market in Latvia is at around 30% at the moment, ... Most of the contraband cigarette are smuggled in from Belarus – 66.9%, followed by Russia – 29.8%, Kyrgysztan – 1%, Lithuania – 0.4%. The contraband cigarettes from Belarus are
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 6, 2015 16:50

Latvia is still in first place in Europe in the proportion of contraband cigarettes smoked in 2014

28.9% of them were contraband cigarettes, which is the lowest level in the past five year, according to a study carried out by AC Nielsen... 66.8% of the contraband cigarettes smuggled into the country come from Belarus, while 29.8% from Russia.
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Feb 5, 2015 19:09
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