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Illegal Cigarette Smuggling Ring Gets Extinguished In Wales Tobacco Crack Down

Tweet More than 60,000 illicit cigarettes and almost 160 kilos of tobacco, including a haul concealed in boxing punch bags – have been seized in south Wales. This week as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) continues its crack down on those who smuggle and sell non duty paid tobacco products. The punch bags, containing 53 kilos of loose tobacco, were seized at a Newport distribution centre before they could be delivered to a house in Cardiff. Offic ... Jump to full article >>

NY may try to collect taxes on Indian cigarettes

Tweet ALBANY, N.Y. — A deepening deficit has New York officials looking again at how to collect unpaid taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian tribes to non-Indians. The issue is also making unlikely allies of cigarette makers and anti-smoking interests who say taxation would limit illegal sales and keep cigarettes out of the hands of minors. A budget hearing Tuesday in Manhattan will weigh the potential revenue against concerns that any attempt to ... Jump to full article >>