Contraband tobacco could tempt terrorists: prof


By Elliot Ferguson, Kingston Whig-Standard

A portion of the massive profits from the huge contraband tobacco market in Ontario could be finding its way into terrorist hands, according to research by an international security professor at Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University.

Christian Leuprecht is to present some of his findings at the Anti-Contraband Tobacco Working Group Tuesday in Ottawa. Contraband cigarettes account for almost half of Ontario’s cigarette market, and Leuprecht said that with the huge profits to be made and the relative ease of entering the market, it could be a tempting business for terrorist groups to get into.

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