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[Russia] How Isis is recruiting migrant workers in Moscow to join the fighting in Syria

During their last conversation in April, Gulru told her that Isis had given the family $30,000 for their journey to Aleppo...Her husband barely takes any part in military activities. Rather he inspects cars for alcohol and cigarettes, which Isis has banne
The Guardian (uk)
added May 5, 2015 09:57
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[UK-Scotland] Aberdeen black market cigarettes “fuel terrorism and organised crime”

Smokers who buy black market cigarettes are helping fund terrorism and organised crime, according to a former Scotland Yard detective. New research found that nearly a third (30.4%) of all cigarettes consumed in Aberdeen were either contraband, counterf
This is North Scotland (Press & Journal / Evening Express) (uk)
added Feb 13, 2015 18:06
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[Iraq, Syria] Life under Isis in Raqqa: The city where smoking a cigarette could see you publicly flogged, imprisoned and even decapitated

A leading figure with Isis’s police force was recently found in Deir-al-Zor beheaded and with a cigarette in his mouth, with the sentence “O Sheikh this is munkar (hateful and evil thing)” written on his body. Abu Mohammed Hussam, one of the founders o
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 13, 2015 16:53
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[Syria] ISIS beheads top police official for smoking cigarettes

The Islamic extremists reportedly beheaded one of their own for smoking cigarettes. No mercy was shown to the high-ranking police official and Egyptian national whose headless body was discovered near a power plant in the Syrian city of Deir-al-Zor. Writ
Chicago Sun-Times
added Feb 13, 2015 16:51
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[Europe, Ireland, Spain] IRA Terrorists Turn to Tobacco Smuggling as Black Market Thrives

Spanish police have arrested two former members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) as part of an investigation into money laundering and tobacco smuggling, as the crack down on tobacco products makes the crime more lucrative.
breitbart.com
added Jan 7, 2015 19:53
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[Mid-east, Russia, UK] Putin and Islamic State Blamed for Sluggish Tobacco Sales

Imperial Tobacco has blamed stagnating sales growth on the activities of the Islamic State and other militant groups, as well as the policies of the Russian government.
IBTimes (uk)
added Aug 19, 2014 16:20
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[Eastern Europe, UK-Northern Ireland, UK-Scotland] Criminal gangs link to one in ten cigarettes

tobacco smuggling in Scotland has risen by a third in the past two years and is being used to fund paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland and Eastern European criminal gangs, according to a new report.
The Scotsman (uk)
added Mar 10, 2014 11:09
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[USA] Stress of 9/11 attacks caused a MILLION former smokers to take up the habit again in the U.S.

* Study found number of smokers increased by 2.3% after terrorist attack * Experts believe that stress of event caused many to turn to cigarettes * Stress was found to especially high in communities with a high concentration of military workers and wel
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 21, 2013 10:33
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[New York] 16 Accused of Smuggling Cigarettes Worth Millions

One of the men had once lived in the same Brooklyn building as the personal secretary of a senior Hamas member, the authorities said. Another was something of a father figure to the terrorist who fatally shot at a van full of yeshiva students on the Broo
New York Times
added May 19, 2013 07:52
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[India] Do you buy illegal cigarettes? You might be helping fund a terrorist organisation

A recent study by a reputed research organisation Euromonitor claims that India is sixth largest illicit cigarettes market in the world and about 16% of products of tobacco industry is illegitimate. These cigarettes evade the payment of excise, VAT, cus
india.com (in)
added Dec 28, 2012 04:17
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