Posts tagged: counterfeit cigarette

Illegal smokes seized in B.C. and Ontario

Tweet Police in British Columbia and Ontario have seized more than 13 million contraband cigarettes in separate stings. On the West Coast, RCMP busted what they say is the largest counterfeit cigarette shipment ever detected in B.C. — 10 million contraband cigarettes headed to Canada. One Canadian man and six from China are facing charges of smuggling and possessing unlawfully imported goods and improperly stamped tobacco after the Oct. 29 ... Jump to full article >>

RCMP, Canada Border Services make B.C.’s largest counterfeit cigarette seizure

Tweet The plan to bring 10 million contraband cigarettes into Canada went up in smoke when RCMP busted what they say is the largest counterfeit cigarette shipment in B.C. Seven men, one from Canada and six from China, were arrested and are facing charges of smuggling and possessing unlawfully imported goods and improperly stamped tobacco after the bust Oct. 29. Officers with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) were suspicious about a shipmen ... Jump to full article >>

Revenue up in smoke

Tweet Tobacco smuggling and counterfeit cigarette tax stamps are crimes that generate hundreds of millions of dollars for criminal enterprises and terrorist organizations. A recent Herald editorial suggested that Gov. Deval Patrick’s recommendation for a more sophisticated black market cigarette tracking system is a “solution looking for a problem” that represents “pork barrel” spending. Additionally, opponents argue that there is not e ... Jump to full article >>

China seizes 2.4 bln counterfeit cigarettes

Tweet BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) — China seized nearly 2.4 billion counterfeit cigarettes in the first six months of this year nationwide, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) said here Friday. Law enforcement agencies raided 61 large counterfeit cigarette warehouses, rounded up 3,070 people in connection with the counterfeit brands and prosecuted 1,535 of them, said STMA. The agencies also resolved 2,693 cases, each involving a ... Jump to full article >>