Cigarettes – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 14:01:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Cigarettes – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ 32 32 Pre-trial detention of a suspect caught with 24 kg of tobacco and cigarettes https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/pre-trial-detention-of-a-suspect-caught-with-24-kg-of-tobacco-and-cigarettes/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/pre-trial-detention-of-a-suspect-caught-with-24-kg-of-tobacco-and-cigarettes/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 09:07:56 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/pre-trial-detention-of-a-suspect-caught-with-24-kg-of-tobacco-and-cigarettes/ A 57-year-old man was remanded in custody for eight days on Saturday after he was found with more than 24 kilograms of duty-free tobacco, following a car chase in Limassol, in which police officers shot at the suspect’s car. After receiving a report of a vehicle carrying tobacco products, for which duty had not been […]]]>

A 57-year-old man was remanded in custody for eight days on Saturday after he was found with more than 24 kilograms of duty-free tobacco, following a car chase in Limassol, in which police officers shot at the suspect’s car.

After receiving a report of a vehicle carrying tobacco products, for which duty had not been paid, officers spotted the vehicle traveling at high speed on the Nicosia-Limassol highway on Friday afternoon and directed it to sign to stop.

However, the driver ignored their signal, although officers used blue lights and sirens and continued to accelerate and drive recklessly, police said.

The driver entered a residential area of ​​Limassol, violating traffic lights and signals as at one point passed a traffic island and entered the opposite traffic lane.

Then he headed for the Limassol-Nicosia road where the police fired a warning shot in the air.

But the driver did not stop, and police said they pulled the tires, which brought the vehicle to a standstill.

Police said the suspect injured his head while trying to open the door and get out of the car.

He also allegedly verbally insulted the police officers who approached him and resisted his arrest, hitting a police officer in the leg.

During a search of the car, the officers discovered a large quantity of tax-free tobacco, which they handed over to customs officials at the new Limassol port.

The confiscated tobacco consisted of four boxes of six kilos each containing tobacco, a number of boxes each containing 200 packets of cigarettes and several other cartons containing 250-gram packets of tobacco.

The suspect, who was identified as a 57-year-old Limassol resident, was taken to the district general hospital where he was kept for treatment. Officers have been assigned to guard the suspect at the hospital.


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County Durham store closed linked to illegal cigarettes and tobacco https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/county-durham-store-closed-linked-to-illegal-cigarettes-and-tobacco/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/county-durham-store-closed-linked-to-illegal-cigarettes-and-tobacco/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:02:41 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/county-durham-store-closed-linked-to-illegal-cigarettes-and-tobacco/ A County Durham store has been ordered to close for three months after being linked to the sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco. The Blackhall Colliery Lifestyle Express store has been closed by a court following a request from the Durham County Council Community Protection Team. During an investigation by trade standards officers, it was […]]]>

A County Durham store has been ordered to close for three months after being linked to the sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco.

The Blackhall Colliery Lifestyle Express store has been closed by a court following a request from the Durham County Council Community Protection Team.

During an investigation by trade standards officers, it was discovered that illegal tobacco products were being sold in the Middle Street store.

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Warrants were executed at Blackhall and addresses in Middlesbrough on September 8 and a substantial amount of tobacco products and cash were seized.

Two men arrested during the operation were questioned in connection with alleged conspiracy to supply counterfeit tobacco and money laundering offenses, and were released under investigation.

Peterlee magistrates heard testimony from the council after which they concluded that criminal activity would continue if the request was not granted.

The store is to remain closed until December 16.

Owen Cleugh, the council’s public protection officer, said: “We are very happy with the magistrates’ decision.

“The sale of illegal tobacco often goes hand in hand with other forms of crime, facilitates the smoking of children and affects retailers who operate within the law.

“Our officers are committed to reducing the damage caused by the illegal tobacco trade and I urge members of the public to continue to report this to us so that we can take appropriate action.”

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Uganda: Ura warns dealers selling illegal, unstamped cigarettes https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/uganda-ura-warns-dealers-selling-illegal-unstamped-cigarettes/ https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/uganda-ura-warns-dealers-selling-illegal-unstamped-cigarettes/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:13:17 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/uganda-ura-warns-dealers-selling-illegal-unstamped-cigarettes/ The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has warned retailers and dealers selling unstamped cigarettes and other illegal tobacco products, saying they risk heavy penalties for trading in unauthorized goods. Speaking in an interview yesterday, URA Acting Commissioner for Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Mr. Ian Rumanyika said the law prohibits the sale of digital tax stamps […]]]>

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has warned retailers and dealers selling unstamped cigarettes and other illegal tobacco products, saying they risk heavy penalties for trading in unauthorized goods.

Speaking in an interview yesterday, URA Acting Commissioner for Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Mr. Ian Rumanyika said the law prohibits the sale of digital tax stamps to products published in the Official Gazette, noting that anyone who assists in their sale or circulation for further consumption is breaking the law and is reliable to a term or a term of imprisonment or both when convicted.

“All cigarettes and tobacco products must have digital stamps. We will penalize anyone found selling or assisting in the trade of illegal cigarettes,” he said, noting that as of 20 September, the URA will step up law enforcement operations across the country to ensure full compliance with tax law, which includes digital tax stamps.

Mr Rumanyika was responding to concerns about an increase in the sale of unstamped cigarettes and tobacco products that flout the law provided for in the 2015 Tobacco Control Act.

In a notice earlier this month, the URA warned manufacturers, distributors, retailers and agents that they risk paying a criminal tax equivalent to double the tax due on goods or Shs 50 million for the distribution and trade of digital stamp vouchers.

The URA also noted that these goods or the persons trading in them would be subject to other enforcement measures, including foreclosure, closure of business premises, garnishment proceedings or prosecution.

The market has seen an increase in the sale of illegal cigarettes which not only contravenes the Tobacco Control Act 2015, but causes heavy losses to the government in terms of taxable income.

In a mini-survey conducted by Daily Monitor earlier this week, it was found that unstamped and flavored cigarettes and poorly packaged tobacco products that do not meet the prescribed weight are openly sold in retail stores in Kampala. , in violation of the law and the tax code.

For example, a number of imported cigarette products such as Oris from Germany have been found to violate almost all laws under the Tobacco Control Act and do not feature digital tax stamps.

Yesterday, Mr Rumanyika said that while the URA is not aware of how the products find their way to the market, they will investigate the matter to understand their source and prosecute those who sell such products.

Under the Tobacco Control Regulations, 2019, it is illegal for anyone to trade in cigarette products with a single package containing more or less than 20 sticks or tobacco products weighing more or less than 20 grams.