Paraguayan money man in middle of Miami, New York laundering cases faces extradition

From: Miami Herald

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3 metric tonnes of contraband tobacco seized by Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC)

From: Daily Hive | Calgary
AGLC and Alberta Sheriffs seized contraband tobacco products from an Edmonton storage facility.

Over three metric tonnes of contraband tobacco products were seized following a joint investigation carried out by Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis and Alberta Sheriffs.

According to an AGLC release, the 3,039 kilograms of tobacco was in the form of waterpipe (shisha) and contraband cigarettes and is estimated to be valued at around $2.5 million.

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Slavery and Tobacco Smuggling in Australia

From: Reuters

Australia’s labor abuse crackdown will protect slaves: official

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Effort to raise Utah’s tobacco purchasing age to 21 has an unlikely critic — the American Cancer Society’s action network

From: Salt Lake Tribune

Rep. Steve Eliason is pushing to raise Utah’s minimum age for tobacco purchases to 21 across the state, a move he hopes would prevent people from getting hooked on cigarettes and vape pens in their formative years.

But there’s some opposition to his legislation, and it’s coming from a somewhat surprising source — the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

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Five tonnes of suspect illicit tobacco seized in UK

From: Securing Industry

Phil Taylor

Raids by the authorities in the UK have netted around five tonnes of bulk tobacco suspected of being illicit.

The operation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was conducted at locations in Glasgow and uncovered what the authorities believe may be two separate production facilities for knock-off tobacco products.

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