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[Canada, California] Feds Snatch Massive Weed Haul at Sites Allegedly Linked to Big Tobacco

snatched more than 12,000 cannabis plants from two farming operations on Native American land in California, which were allegedly financed by a Canadian Aboriginal tobacco tycoon....Jerry Montour, CEO of a large Canadian tobacco firm Grand River Enterpris
added Jul 11, 2015 10:12

Cigar-store Indian is worth thousands

Is an old barber pole or carved cigar-store Indian worth as much as an oil painting of the same age? Some collectors today think so. One bidder paid $42,550 for a well-documented Indian maiden cigar store figure at a 2014 antiques auction.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 28, 2014 12:16

[Canada] Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma decision against tobacco company

The nation's high court rejected an appeal from a Canadian company that claimed the state couldn't collect payments for cigarettes sold to Indian tribal members. ... Without comment, the high court let stand a decision by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appe
The Oklahoman
added Dec 4, 2013 05:28

[Missouri, New York] Local company involved in cigarette fraud scheme

Federal authorities say an Independence company has been part of a $4 million scheme to illegally sell cigarettes and avoid taxes. But they won't say who it is.
Independence (MO) Examiner
added May 8, 2013 12:48

[Washington] Federal agents swarm Puyallup smoke shop during raid

State and federal agents swarmed a Native American smoke shop in Puyallup Wednesday, seizing scores of items.
KIRO/ Channel 7
added Sep 20, 2012 09:34

[Canada] 1 in 3 Cigarettes Sold in Ontario are Contraband

While non-smokers don't care, perhaps they should. The Ontario government is losing out on $700 million to $1.1 billion annually in taxes. Criminal gangs are involved in cigarette distribution across the province. Organized crime treats cigarette smuggli
Gangsterism Out Blog
added May 25, 2017 00:27

Levels and trends in cigarette contraband in Canada [FREE FULL TEXT]

The data presented suggest that policies to tackle cigarette contraband introduced from the mid-2000s to late 2000s, at both federal and provincial levels, may have dampened the demand for contraband cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 20:08

Statement of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) “Tobacco: Taxes Owed, Avoided and Evaded” / United States Senate Committee on Finance (PDF)

• Many Native American tribes and tribal retailers are abusing their sovereignty to evade state taxes on sales of tobacco. Such tribes and retailers abuse their ability to sell tax-free to their own members and expand those sales to non-members even thou
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Jul 29, 2014 11:04

[Canada] Contraband tobacco ring dismantled across Quebec

Provincial police have dealt a major blow to an illegal tobacco ring with links to both Italian and aboriginal organized crime. According to Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Mélanie Dumaresq, up to 400 officers were carrying out searches and making arrests across t
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 30, 2014 12:28

[Kansas, Missouri, New York] 18 Indicted in $18 Million Conspiracy to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes

An Independence, MO business owner and a Wichita, KS attorney are among 18 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a more than $17 million, multi-state conspiracy to transport hundreds of thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes
Kansas City infoZine
added Aug 16, 2013 01:23
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