Tag - Smuggling

Smoke and Mirrors: How the “Father” of Iraq’s Cigarette Smugglers Built An Empire

Iraqi tycoon Nizar Hanna Nasri sits atop an empire spanning pharmaceuticals, liquor imports, and some of Erbil’s most spectacular real estate developments. But his success was built on a far less visible foundation: A globe-spanning trade in black-market cigarettes. Key Findings Nizar Hanna Nasri’s facilities have fed billions of cigarettes into black markets from Cameroon...

Kenya-Uganda urged to fight growing illicit trade

In Summary •Illicit trade costs Kenyans an estimated Sh153 billion a year in lost taxes and robs the state of resources needed for vital services. •It also funds other criminal enterprises, breeds corruption and finances extremism across the region. The Kenyan government has been urged to enhance surveillance and seal-off growing illicit trade between the country and...

Smuggling affecting cigarette prices says report

Smuggling of cigarettes into the country has been singled out as one of the major factors that have affected the increase in Tobacco prices on the Ugandan market. According to a report by the Uganda National Health Consumers Organization (UNHCO) on the status of tobacco prices in Uganda, the majority of respondents agreed at 79%,...

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