Latest News for: Tobacco criminals


Ruan Jooste’s Rants and Cents: Sin taxes triggers black market activity

Independent online (SA) 03 Jun 2023
In May 2020, British American Tabacco SA (Batsa) requested urgent clarity on the decision-making process that led to the tobacco ban ... Batsa research indicated at the time that criminals had flooded South Africa’s retail market with illicit tobacco, citing a major study conducted by independent market researcher Ipsos.

Former New Mexico state rep candidate indicted over shooting spree of elected officials' homes

Sierra County Sentinel 02 Jun 2023
A federal grand jury indicted all three men on May 24, 2023 ... More from this section ... +26 ... The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with help from the Albuquerque Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ... Salgado of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section, and Assistant U.S ... .

South African economy bleeds billions of rands every year due to rampant illicit activities

Independent online (SA) 31 May 2023
Harm to consumers in terms of products, harm to society overall as illicit tobacco is used to fund other much more serious criminal activity like human trafficking and terrorism,” the tobacco group said ... Excessive cigarette tax increases or tobacco bans create a free for all for illicit and criminal organisations.”.

Drug traffickers sentenced on meth charges

Morgan Citizen 30 May 2023
ATF considers the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force a critical partner in its long-term mission of removing armed gangs, criminals and narcotics traffickers from our communities,” Assistant Special Agent in Charge Beau Kolodka with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Atlanta Field Division said.

How an energy giant helped law enforcement quell the Standing Rock protests

Grist 22 May 2023
Framing water protectors as criminals was a key National Sheriffs’ Association strategy ... The result was “wanted”-style posters — called “Professional Protestors with Dangerous Criminal Histories” — featuring pipeline opponents’ photos and criminal records, which Pfeifle’s team circulated online and routinely shared with TigerSwan.

BIR to file raps vs. sellers of underpriced cigarettes, vape

Manila Standard 18 May 2023
The Bureau of Internal Revenue warned on Thursday that sellers of tobacco products at prices below the minimum set by the government will face criminal charges ... “We have a new minimum price for tobacco products ... The BIR will file criminal cases against these illegal tobacco and vape traders,” Lumagui said.

Letter: County should pass flavored tobacco ban

Post Bulletin 16 May 2023
I was amazed to read Commissioner Podulke-Smith’s words in the above article (" Olmsted County commissioners back away from flavored tobacco ban ," ...

Dillon Man Wanted In Fairmont Murder Captured In Florence

The Dillon Herald 16 May 2023
Florence County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Criminal Enforcement Unit initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle as it turned into the Magnolia Mall just off the 160 exit of I-95 ... The case is being investigated by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Criminal Investigations Divisions, the U.S.

Man pleads guilty to Southern California armed robbery spree

Orange County Register 16 May 2023
Police who approached Smith’s car found him suffering from a gunshot wound, which Smith told them happened when he accidentally shot himself during the collision, according to a sworn affidavit filed with the criminal complaint in this case.

Why presidential records are quickly becoming the 'dark archives' of America's past

Yahoo Daily News 14 May 2023
Government officials sometimes cart home documents, in a dispute over what is public and what is personal. FBI agents seized 11,000 documents at Trump's estate Mar-a-Lago beyond the hundreds of classified records ... Three key lawsuits dealt with the Iran Contra scandal under Reagan, the tobacco case U.S ... Philip Morris and a criminal conspiracy case.

To restore Gen Z’s love of country, make them pass a civics test to vote

New York Post 13 May 2023
More On. voting. GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy wants to raise voting age to 25. Lawmaker caught voting shirtless over Zoom in cringeworthy moment. Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems settle defamation lawsuit. Democrats’ Asian-voter crisis, making new tobacco criminals and other commentary ... AFP via Getty Images ... see also ... This is intentional.

Opinion: Contraband tobacco is Canada�e(TM)s billion dollar problem (Opinion)

Castanet 12 May 2023
Criminal groups involved in contraband tobacco use profits generated from the contraband tobacco trade to fund other illegal activities, including guns and drug trafficking ... There are ample recent examples across the country that serve as a grim reminder that contraband tobacco brings violence and criminality to our doorsteps.

GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy wants to raise voting age to 25

New York Post 12 May 2023
More On. voting. Lawmaker caught voting shirtless over Zoom in cringeworthy moment. Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems settle defamation lawsuit. Democrats’ Asian-voter crisis, making new tobacco criminals and other commentary. Rep. Claudia Tenney pitches amendment blocking non-citizens from voting ... Ramaswamy explained ... FOX ... ....

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