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[Mid-east, Syria] RT ​Smoking guns? UK tobacco giant blames ISIS for cigarette sales slump

Imperial Tobacco has blamed a slump in cigarette sales on regional instability...A senior figure in the IS police force was found decapitated in Syria in February, allegedly with a cigarette left in his mouth. The words “O Sheikh this is munkar” were wr
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added May 6, 2015 14:16

[Iraq] Shopkeepers Selling Cigarettes in Mosul Under ISIS Face 80 Lashes

Shopkeepers caught selling cigarettes in the ISIS-conquered city of Mosul now face 80 lashes, more than two weeks in jail and a hefty fine. The 700,000 Iraqi dinar penalty is the equivalent of $580 — or enough to buy an iPhone 5S or Windows 7 laptop comp
NBC News
added Nov 10, 2014 15:30

[Ireland] HICKEY: Moves to stop illegal cigarette trade boost black market

On the basis of the evidence from Australia, I believe that the already well-known involvement of criminal and paramilitary gangs in the illicit cigarettes trade in Ireland will worsen, with markedly negative effects on crime levels and demands on police
Irish Independent (ie)
added Mar 2, 2014 23:55

[New York] KELLY/FARLEY: Time to smoke out NY's butt-leggers

The Sensible Tobacco Enforcement bill in the council will curtail the sale of illegal and discounted tobacco goods. Under this bill, the sale, possession or concealment of untaxed cigarettes or counterfeit stamps will result in a fine of up to $2,000 for
New York Post
added May 21, 2013 07:11

[Palestine] New York breaks Islamic-linked cigarette smuggling ring: source

New York authorities on Thursday will announce the arrest of 16 people in a cigarette smuggling ring that included three men who had been under scrutiny because of suspected links to Islamic militant groups, a law enforcement official said. The announcem
added May 16, 2013 14:39

Malians celebrate, French-led forces clear Timbuktu

Among the celebrating Gao crowds, many smoked cigarettes, women went unveiled and some men wore shorts to flout the severe sharia Islamic law the rebels had imposed
added Jan 28, 2013 11:04

[UK] Natalie Haynes: Electronic cigarettes: not dangerous – merely preposterous

Given how hard the manufacturers push them – there was a period when you could barely enter Euston station without passing some loon holding a plastic stick in one hand and a plastic smile on their face, as though standing in the street pretending to smo
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 7, 2012 18:04

[Europe] Tobacco giant JTI quizzed over shipment to Syrian tycoon 'bankrolling Assad's terror'

Firm behind leading UK brands confirms that EU fraud agency is investigating link to tyrant's cousin Rami Makhlouf
The Observer (uk)
added Jan 29, 2012 00:00

[Latin America] Brazilian drug gang PCC is strengthening its links with Hezbollah / The alliance is feeding power and profits of both groups

The PCC reportedly smuggles drugs and arms to the Lebanese paramilitary group, plus electronic products, cigarettes, clothing and fuel...smuggled goods such as cigarettes are also denting Brazil’s economy. The National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality
plus55 (br)
added Jul 27, 2017 06:52

[Colombia] For Hire: 7,000 Former FARC Guerrillas

Coltabaco S.A.S., the country’s largest tobacco company, has spent $15 million on ­minimarkets and tobacco plantations that employ former guerrillas as well as members of the paramilitary death squads that were the rebels’ archenemies
Bloomberg News
added Jun 20, 2017 10:29
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