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ATO and NSW Police bust another illegal tobacco operation

Another illegal tobacco operation has been shut down. Officers from NSW Police and Australian Taxation Office discovered the 10.3 tonne haul near Goulburn last week. The operation included a hothouse and three kilns on site – one which was in the process of drying tobacco during the search, as well as four acres of tobacco …

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AACS: Another tobacco tax grab for no health gain

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has warned that the Government’s latest legal tobacco tax hike will only lead to bolstering Australia’s illegal cigarette trade while consumers and retailers bear the brunt. The 12.5% tax increase is the seventh consecutive annual tax hike and reinforces Australia’s position as one of the world’s most expensive …

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AACS commends Tas for recognising threat

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has commended the Tasmanian Government for recognising the threat to small businesses that raising the legal tobacco purchasing age would have, as well as the boost it would give to criminals supplying the black market trade of illegal tobacco. A Bill proposing to raise the legal age from …

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AACS: Raising the legal purchasing limit of tobacco will fuel the black market

The Australiasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has warned the Tasmanian Parliament that raising the age of legal tobacco purchase will fuel the illegal cigarette trade in Australia. The Tasmanian Parliament is currently preparing to debate a Bill proposing to raise the age from which adults can purchase legal tobacco to 21. According to AACS …

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Arrest for illegal cigarette smuggling

Two men were recently charged after reportedly importing 1.1 million illegal cigarettes. The two men falsely declared the cigarettes as black tea through Melbourne Airport. The Herald Sun reported that the haul was worth more than $10 million. The cigarettes were imported via multiple air cargo shipments, across from the United Arab Emirates. Colin Drysdale, …

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