Monthly Archives: March 2019

Cigarette smugglers arrested in Sharjah

From: Gulf News

Retailers and public warned against selling and buying prohibited products

Sharjah: Authorities in Sharjah have seized a vehicle transporting large quantities of smuggled and non-contraband cigarettes.

The vehicle was spotted by an inspector when its owner distributed cigarettes to a number of others in different vehicles, who in turn distributed them to retailers for sale and promotion.

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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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