Posts tagged: Smuggled cigarettes

Dangerous cigarettes warning

Tweet DANGEROUS illegally imported cigarettes that are being pumped into the region are posing a serious risk to the public, say experts. Smokefree North West has recently seen a surge in tobacco barons in Russia and China who are helping recruit a new generation of smokers through cheap illicit imports and hand rolled tobacco. The packets either carry no health warnings at all, or written in Ukrainian, Russian, Chinese or Danish. In the last six ... Jump to full article >>

‘Smoking gun’ evades Delta officials

Tweet While cross-border smuggling in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta’s border areas has decreased somewhat, no headway has been made against the trafficking of cigarette, local authorities concede. They say that the highly porous borders, lack of co-ordination between concerned agencies, lax local management as well as increasingly sophisticated and risky ruses employed by smugglers make containment extremely difficult. The three hotspots for ... Jump to full article >>

A 20-stick pack of cigarettes costs RM10 from today

Tweet KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-stick pack of cigarettes now costs RM10. Federation of Sundry Goods Merchants’ Association president Lean Hing Chuan said the association received a letter from a tobacco company on Saturday informing the association of the price increase effective today. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim confirmed yesterday a 70 sen increase from the previous price of RM9.30. Lean said the price increase would affect cigarette s ... Jump to full article >>

Black market in cigarettes booms as tax gap with Ukraine fuels smuggling

Tweet The black market for cigarettes is thriving again with the economic crisis after years of decline, according to a survey by market researcher GfK Hungária. Illegal products have an estimated 10% of the cigarette market. Most smuggled cigarettes come from Ukraine, where lower taxes mean cigarettes are cheaper. The tax shortfall from the illegal sale of cigarettes is set to reach Ft 20 billion this year, Napi Gazdaság reports. The Finance M ... Jump to full article >>

Customs in €4m cigarette seizure

Tweet CUSTOMS officers and gardai seized a shipment of smuggled cigarettes worth almost €4m after placing surveillance on a lorry. Operation Cleo resulted in the recovery of 10.59m contraband cigarettes, with a street value of €3.78m and a potential loss to the exchequer of €3.38m. The haul was described as a consignment of bedroom furniture and concealed in a Lo/Lo maritime container, which arrived at Dublin Port from Egypt on Friday morni ... Jump to full article >>

Smuggled cigarettes seized in Dublin

Tweet Customs officers have seized more than eight million cigarettes in an anti-smuggling operation at Dublin Port, it emerged tonight. The cigarettes were discovered in a container which arrived from China last Friday, which was kept under surveillance until it was moved the following day. The container was stopped as it was travelled northbound on the M1, near Swords, and brought back to the port. The truck and trailer were seized and a privat ... Jump to full article >>