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SMOKING GUN: STRATEGIC CONTAINMENT OF CONTRABAND TOBACCO AND CIGARETTE TRAFFICKING IN CANADA (PDF)

Contraband tobacco is lucrative, it is produced and trafficked systematically alongside other illicit goods, and Canadian crime syndicates are heavily invested in its proceeds. Globally, money from contraband tobacco and cigarettes is a major source of
Macdonald-Laurier Institute (ca)
added Oct 25, 2016 00:23
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[New York, Virginia] Bought Cigarettes in NY? You May Have Funded Terror

Police have uncovered a cigarette-smuggling operation whose proceeds may have gone to terrorist groups, they say. Sixteen Palestinians were indicted yesterday (and all but one arrested) in the East Coast effort, which saw some 1 million cartons of cigaret
WBZT.com
added May 17, 2013 23:11
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[New York] A.G. Schneiderman & NYPD Commissioner Kelly Announce Take Down Of Massive Eastern Seaboard Unstamped Cigarette Trafficking Enterprise

During a 12-month investigation, law enforcement seized more than 65,000 forged NYC/NYS cigarette tax stamps that were not yet affixed to packs of cigarettes, and nearly 20,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes. The investigation, which has so far uncovered
New York State Attorney General
added May 17, 2013 14:26
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[Algeria, UK] How cigarette smuggling fuels Africa's Islamist violence

Contrabrand tobacco is a $1bn trade in north Africa, run by extremists including Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who masterminded the attack on the Algerian gas plant. The trade is highly profitable – and very low risk
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 26, 2013 23:55
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[Palestine] Yassar Arafat and the Radioactive Cigarette

Last week, the body of the late Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat was exhumed and tissue samples taken to be tested for signs of poisoning by the radioactive element polonium-210. As I wrote then, rumors have circulated since Arafat died in 2004 that thi
Wired
added Dec 6, 2012 14:29
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Terrorism and Transnational Crime: Foreign / Policy Issues for Congress (PDF)

Illicit tobacco trade: The production, smuggling, and sale of tobacco products, including genuine and counterfeit cigarettes, is a lucrative form of financing for organized crime as well as terrorist groups, such as Hezbollah, Hamas, the Kurdistan Wor
US Department of State
added Nov 6, 2012 16:35
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[Iraq, Mid-east, Syria] Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules

Smoking is strictly forbidden...Hamid, 29, said that when he was caught smoking a cigar in his shop in Mosul in late August, “ISIS not only whipped me 15 times in public but forced me to pay a fine of 50,000 dinar,” or about $40 at the time.
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 02:17
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[Bulgaria, Georgia (Country), Turkey] Cigarette smuggling biggest source of income for PKK

The most profitable source of income for the PKK terrorist organization is smuggling cigarettes, the recent report by Turkish security sources revealed as the report said that 80 million packets of smuggled cigarettes have been seized by the security for
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Sep 26, 2015 22:16
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[New York] Terrorists may get money from regional, cheap cigarette smuggling ring: Ray Kelly

Some of those arrested in the bust have links to Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind sheik, and Rashid Baz, who opened fire on a van of Yeshiva students on the Brooklyn Bridge, killing Ari Halberstam. ‘We're concerned because similar schemes have been used in t
New York Daily News
added May 18, 2013 07:48
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[Asia] Cigars, once banned, fire up troop morale in Afghanistan

military, civilian and contractor members of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club here say it’s more than a nicotine fix. It’s a bond of friendship, an escape from the drudgery of deployed life and a taste of home. The group takes its name from the fact
Stars & Stripes
added Dec 10, 2016 18:05
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