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The European Commission will adopt an EU-wide strategy to step up its fight against cigarette smuggling

On 6 June the European Commission will adopt an EU-wide strategy to step up its fight against cigarette smuggling. This criminal activity deprives Member States of over €10 billion revenue every year in terms of unpaid taxes and duties. While helping to fund criminal organisations, this problem damages not only national revenues but also threatens legitimate business and undermines health policy initiatives. Given that smuggling is an international problem with criminal networks operating across borders, a coordinated EU approach is the only effective way to tackle the problem.

 Seizure of fake packets of contraband cigarettes during an OLAF search. Seizure of fake packets of contraband cigarettes during an OLAF search.
Ref: P-009275 /00-3
Date: 24/07/2002
 Illegal cigarettes hidden inside computers Illegal cigarettes hidden inside computers
Ref: P-018113 /00-11
Date: 22/10/2010
   Illegal cigarettes hidden inside doors Illegal cigarettes hidden inside doors
Ref: P-018113 /00-12
Date: 22/10/2010
 Illegal tobacco hidden in bags of charcoal Illegal tobacco hidden in bags of charcoal
Ref: P-018113 /00-13
Date: 22/10/2010
 OLAF investigator and Belgian Customs inspector in a warehouse of smuggled cigarettes OLAF investigator and Belgian Customs inspector in a warehouse of smuggled...
Ref: P-018113 /00-14
Date: 22/10/2010
 Cigarettes seized by Polish Customs Cigarettes seized by Polish Customs
Ref: P-019907 /00-35
Date: 25/10/2011
 Cigarettes smuggled  inside a car tank Cigarettes smuggled inside a car tank
Ref: P-019907 /00-36
Date: 25/10/2011
 BULGARIA: Brand Name Piracy: 40,000 counterfeit luxury goods bearing the names of 25 world-famous brands were confiscated in January 2012. The criminals were prosecuted. BULGARIA: Brand Name Piracy: 40,000 counterfeit luxury goods bearing the names...
Ref: P-022128 /00-04
Date: 28/07/2011
 BULGARIA:  Brand Name Piracy: 40,000 counterfeit luxury goods bearing the names of 25 world-famous brands were confiscated in January 2012. The criminals were prosecuted. BULGARIA: Brand Name Piracy: 40,000 counterfeit luxury goods bearing the names...
Ref: P-022128 /00-05
Date: 28/07/2011
 CZECH REPUBLIC:  Illegal cigarettes hidden in a hotel bed  CZECH REPUBLIC: Illegal cigarettes hidden in a hotel bed
Ref: P-022128 /00-06
Date: 28/09/2011
 ITALY:  7 tonnes of cigarettes found hidden in a load of oranges were seized at  Ancona Port ITALY: 7 tonnes of cigarettes found hidden in a load of oranges were seized at ...
Ref: P-022128 /00-10
Date: 01/01/2011
 LITHUANIA:  2326 packets of Russian cigarettes (“West”) hidden in the towline (the part which connects to the trailer) of a cargo automobile LITHUANIA: 2326 packets of Russian cigarettes (“West”) hidden in the towline...
Ref: P-022128 /00-11
Date: 26/06/2011
 LITHUANIA:  6200 packets of illegally carried cigarettes, stuffed in automobile seats, doors, the roof, and cavities under the interior decoration, 2012 LITHUANIA: 6200 packets of illegally carried cigarettes, stuffed in automobile...
Ref: P-022128 /00-12
Date: 08/07/2011
 LITHUANIA:  Smuggled cigarettes hidden in the dashboard of an automobile from the Kaliningrad Region of Russia LITHUANIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in the dashboard of an automobile from...
Ref: P-022128 /00-13
Date: 26/06/2011
 LITHUANIA:  Illegally carried cigarettes, found hidden in a car, 2012 LITHUANIA: Illegally carried cigarettes, found hidden in a car, 2012
Ref: P-022128 /00-14
Date: 08/07/2011
 LITHUANIA:  Smuggled cigarettes hidden in the bumper of the automobile LITHUANIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in the bumper of the automobile
Ref: P-022128 /00-15
Date: 08/07/2012
 LITHUANIA:  Smuggled cigarettes packed in plastic bags hidden in the fuel tank of a car LITHUANIA: Smuggled cigarettes packed in plastic bags hidden in the fuel tank...
Ref: P-022128 /00-16
Date: 08/07/2012
 LITHUANIA:  During the check of a locomotive which had arrived from Belarus, 180 packages of “Winston” cigarettes were found in the engine compartment. LITHUANIA: During the check of a locomotive which had arrived from Belarus, 180...
Ref: P-022128 /00-17
Date: 08/07/2012
 SLOVENIA:  Smuggled cigarettes hidden in fire extinguishers, in jerricans, etc, 2011 SLOVENIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in fire extinguishers, in jerricans, etc,...
Ref: P-022128 /00-18
Date: 15/07/2011
 SLOVENIA:  Smuggled cigarettes hidden in a motor, 2012 SLOVENIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in a motor, 2012
Ref: P-022128 /00-19
Date: 08/07/2012
 SLOVENIA:  Smuggled cigarettes hidden in tyres, 2012 SLOVENIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in tyres, 2012
Ref: P-022128 /00-20
Date: 08/07/2012
 SLOVENIA:  Smuggled cigarettes hidden under apples, 2009 SLOVENIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden under apples, 2009
Ref: P-022128 /00-21
Date: 12/11/2009



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