Latest News for: Tobacco criminals


Russia's war in Ukraine is flooding the EU with illegal cigarettes

The Hill 16 Jun 2024
When a foreign invader is at the door, suddenly the black market in counterfeit tobacco, often run by Russian-associated organized criminal gangs, becomes a secondary concern.

Sen. Cotton says banning bump stocks ‘treads close to the line’ of being unconstitutional

The Hill 16 Jun 2024
Sen ... Both the Trump and Biden administrations have since made possessing the devices a criminal offense by having the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) newly classify them as machine guns under long-standing federal law ... ....

Supreme Court invalidates Trump-era bump stock ban

The Hill 14 Jun 2024
Both the Trump and Biden administrations have since made possessing the devices a criminal offense by having the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) newly classify them as machine guns under longstanding federal law.

Hunter Biden and the rule of law | STAFF COMMENTARY

Baltimore Sun 13 Jun 2024
It’s simply uncommon for misrepresentations made on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and FirearmsForm 4473 to result in criminal prosecution (the odds are along the lines of 1 out of 90,000, according to U.S.

Hudson woman prisoned for sexual relations with a minor

Hillsdale Daily News 12 Jun 2024
HILLSDALE — A former Hillsdale County Youth Home staffer convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct April 4 was sentenced to 2-10 years in prison Monday, June 10 ... tobacco to a minor April 4.

Penn Hills mayor links hookah bar killings to love triangle

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 05 Jun 2024
Prosecutors claimed that Smiley used the phones for an “absolute torrent of criminal activity,” including prostitution, trading jail contraband such as tobacco, and selling “zip” — prison slang for heroin or opiates.

JTI: Anti-agri economic sabotage law to cut tax losses

Manila Bulletin 03 Jun 2024
The JTI official also said, proceeds from illegal tobacco sales often finance larger criminal activities such as corruption, the smuggling of drugs and weapons, human trafficking, and terrorism.

Hundreds of illegal vapes and more than a thousand counterfeit cigarettes are seized in raid ...

The Daily Mail 02 Jun 2024
'Trading Standards will continue to remove illegal tobacco, vapes, and nicotine pouches from shops in Kent as this illegal activity brings criminals into our communities and can also encourage ...

Opinion: Will California’s new tax on gun sales reduce firearm violence?

East Bay Times 28 May 2024
One way to think about the law’s ramifications is to compare state tax policies on firearms with those on alcohol and tobacco products. It’s not for nothing that these all appear in the name of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Flatbed truck used to steal undisclosed number of firearms from New Castle-area gun shop

Delaware Online 28 May 2024
How to report a crime to Delaware Crime Stoppers ... 8/25/23 ... Jackson Ave ... Monday ... Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Unit along with investigators of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the incident.

There’s an arms race in Haiti, and it’s fueled by Florida’s pipeline of weapons of war

The Mercury News 28 May 2024
Christopher Robinson, special agent in charge of the Miami office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, said there has been a “stark” increase in the number of criminals trying to ...

Vape shops at war in Australia: Why so many are going up in flames

The Daily Mail 27 May 2024
'Taskforce Lunar investigators believes the current situation is a result of criminal syndicates in conflict due to competition for profit derived from the illicit tobacco market,' Victoria Police and the AFP said in a shared statement.

Despite city claim in court filing - Ohio enforcing state tobacco laws

The Columbus Dispatch 24 May 2024
"We have not changed, we have not stopped," enforcing the state's criminal law against selling tobacco to underaged persons, said Enforcement Commander Eric Wolf, whose unit is under the state Department of Public Safety.

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