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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.

 OLAF Seizure of fake packets of contraband cigarettes during an...
Ref: P-009275 /00-3
Date: 24/07/2002

 OLAF in action Illegal cigarettes hidden inside computers
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Date: 22/10/2010

 OLAF in action Illegal cigarettes hidden inside doors
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Date: 22/10/2010

 OLAF in action Illegal tobacco hidden in bags of charcoal
Ref: P-018113 /00-13
Date: 22/10/2010

 OLAF in action OLAF investigator and Belgian Customs inspector in a...
Ref: P-018113 /00-14
Date: 22/10/2010

 OLAF's Customs Operation at the border between Ukraine and Poland Cigarettes seized by Polish Customs
Ref: P-019907 /00-35
Date: 25/10/2011

 OLAF's Customs Operation at the border between Ukraine and Poland Cigarettes smuggled inside a car tank
Ref: P-019907 /00-36
Date: 25/10/2011

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities BULGARIA: Brand Name Piracy: 40,000 counterfeit luxury goods...
Ref: P-022128 /00-04
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities BULGARIA: Brand Name Piracy: 40,000 counterfeit luxury...
Ref: P-022128 /00-05
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities CZECH REPUBLIC: Illegal cigarettes hidden in a hotel bed
Ref: P-022128 /00-06
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities ITALY: 7 tonnes of cigarettes found hidden in a load of...
Ref: P-022128 /00-10
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities LITHUANIA: 2326 packets of Russian cigarettes (“West”)...
Ref: P-022128 /00-11
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities LITHUANIA: 6200 packets of illegally carried cigarettes,...
Ref: P-022128 /00-12
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities LITHUANIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in the dashboard of...
Ref: P-022128 /00-13
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities LITHUANIA: Illegally carried cigarettes, found hidden in a...
Ref: P-022128 /00-14
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities LITHUANIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in the bumper of the...
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Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities LITHUANIA: Smuggled cigarettes packed in plastic bags...
Ref: P-022128 /00-16
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities LITHUANIA: During the check of a locomotive which had...
Ref: P-022128 /00-17
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities SLOVENIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in fire extinguishers,...
Ref: P-022128 /00-18
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities SLOVENIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in a motor, 2012
Ref: P-022128 /00-19
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities SLOVENIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden in tyres, 2012
Ref: P-022128 /00-20
Date: 15/11/2012

 Anti-Fraud actions led by OLAF partners: Pictures taken by National Authorities SLOVENIA: Smuggled cigarettes hidden under apples, 2009
Ref: P-022128 /00-21
Date: 15/11/2012




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