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Cigarette smuggling increases four-fold between 2012-14

NEW DELHI: Cigarette smuggling into the country increased four-fold (by value) between 2012 and 2014, seizure data from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) shows. The data has been cited in a latest draft working paper prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to contend that illicit trade in tobacco products undermines tobacco control policies and leads to significant revenue ... Read More »

Dominican fake rum, cigarette smuggling cost RD$2.0 billion in 2014

SANTO DOMINGO: fake rum and cigarette smuggling cost Dominican Republic’s coffers around RD$2.0 billion (US$45.5 million) in 2014, revealed Industry and commerce minister José del Castillo during the launch of the Campaign Against Tax Evasion, Smuggling, Counterfeit Alcohol and Tobacco. He said manufacturing and illegal coomerce in rum and cigarettes which evade taxes, are adulterated, smuggled or of dubious origin, ... Read More »

Cigarette smuggling rises 62% in New York since 2006: US Tax Foundation

NEW YORK:  New York ranks as the number one importer of smuggled cigarettes in the United States and has seen cigarette smuggling rise 62 percent since 2006, according to data from the Tax Foundation. “One consequence of high state cigarette tax rates has been increased smuggling as criminals procure discounted packs from low-tax states to sell in high-tax states,” explains ... Read More »

Faisalabad customs foils cigarette smuggling bid

LAHORE: The Faisalabad Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation foiled a bid to smuggle foreign cigarettes. As per details, the customs intelligence established a check post on a tip-off regarding the smuggling. The officials stopped a car and bus and found foreign cigarettes worth Rs 6.5 million. An official told Customs Today that the accused was arrested on the spot and a ... Read More »