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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Malaysia] LUNA: How black market tobacco fuels terrorism / Illicit cigarettes are now second only to the heroin trade in helping fund some of the Taliban militias.

It’s time to focus the world’s attention on a smuggling enterprise that helps underwrite North Korea’s nukes and Taliban terror... During my tenure at the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, we released a
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:31
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[UK] 'For better life you need to have weed, vodka and drugs': Syrian 'bucket bomb' suspect posted about 'smoking weed every day' and shared pictures of his 'westernised' lifestyle on social media

'For better life you need to have weed, vodka and drugs.' Other pictures show him dining with friends with cigarettes on the table and smoking shisha in a bar.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 20, 2017 03:35
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[Korea - North] LUNA: How Black-Market Tobacco Funds the World’s Bad Actors

It’s time to focus the world’s attention on a smuggling enterprise that helps underwrite North Korea’s nukes and Taliban terror.... During my tenure at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, we released
Defense One
added Sep 19, 2017 20:12
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[Australia] Dodgy tobacco and shifty shisha dealers funnelling money to crime

SHISHA stores and tobacconists are selling illegal tobacco in paper bags to punters, with the cash helping fund terrorism and organised crime, authorities warn. This week, an Australian Border Force officer was one of eight arrested as part of an interna
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:26
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[Australia] Tobacco tax fueling black market crime

The illicit tobacco trade has received far less attention from police and security agencies when compared to terrorism, drug and weapons trafficking and people smuggling…Attracted by the huge revenue streams and lesser penalties applied to those caught t
MacroBusiness (au)
added Aug 8, 2017 20:36
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[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
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[Europe, Finland, France, USA] Black Market Cigarettes a 'Significant Threat' Funding Terrorism and Other Criminal Enterprises

Louise Shelley, a transnational crime scholar at George Mason University, told the Helsinki Commission on Wednesday that one of the Kouachi brothers, who carried out the 2015 Charlie Hebdo mass shooting in Paris, was collecting income from illicit tobacc
PJ Media
added Jul 24, 2017 18:51
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[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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[New York, North Carolina, Virginia] Bronx cigarette smuggling could be financing more than just fancy houses and jewels; police worry about terror funding

Jean Walsh told PIX11 her office is still working to track all the money, but she and the NYPD, along with state investigators and federal agents, are well aware of how cigarette smuggling has been tied to terror funding in the past. Going way back to 1
WPIX-TV (New York, NY)
added Jun 19, 2017 16:37
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House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing: “Attacking Hezbollah’s Financial Network: Policy Options”: Opening Statement of the Honorable Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman (PDF)

Hezbollah has developed a broad criminal network involved in a range of illegal activities – from drug trafficking to cigarette smuggling to money laundering to counterfeiting. These global terrorists double as global criminals.
US House Foreign Affairs Committee
added Jun 13, 2017 06:31
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