Ramadan Case Nearing Trial; 2013 Probe Broke Up Smuggling Op

Editor’s Note: For more information about the Ramadan brothers, please see our previous posts, Multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring with terror links busted, Ramadan Brothers Extradited One Week After Local Arrests; 300-Page Indictment Details Lengthy Conspiracy, Ramadans have OC business licenses, Samir Ramadan, alleged cigarette smuggling ringleader, held on $15 million bail, A third Ramadan brother cites fallout from pair’s cigarette smuggling case, Ramadans To Appear In Court, Business Owners: Cigarette Smuggling Hurts Small Shops, Ramadan Brothers Remain In Custody After Hearing, Ramadan Indicted On Murder-For-Hire Charges; Authorities Say He Orchestrated Plot From Prison, and Ramadan Attorneys Dispute Terrorism Link, To Fight Murder-For-Hire Charges.


Trader selling illegal tobacco has display unit removed

From: Scottish Local Retailer

A shopkeeper has had his tobacco display unit removed by a national tobacco company after being found guilty of selling illegal tobacco products.

Imperial Tobacco today announced that Ari Aziz Mohammed of UK Mini Market in Smethwick, near Birmingham, has had his tobacco display unit removed after being in breach of the conditions of his agreement with the company.

Peter Nelson, Imperial Tobacco Anti-Illicit Trade Manager, said: “This sends out a strong message to any retailer looking to profit from this illegal activity that there will be significant consequences if they are caught.