JORDANIANS CALLING FOR INQUIRIES OVER RUMOURS THAT POLITICIANS INVOLVED IN A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ILLEGAL CIGARETTE PRODUCTION RING

OCCRP on 24th July reported that after 30 people were arrested in the dubbed “cigarette scandal,” the new Prime Minister is facing pressure to tackle high-level government corruption and MPs are calling for officials who supposedly aided the criminal group to be revealed.  Several tobacco farms in the Jordan valley have allegedly been producing counterfeit cigarettes for sale within the country, with profits yielding millions of dollars. Authorities identified the alleged leader as businessman, Awni Motee, who has fled the country.

https://www.occrp.org/en/27-ccwatch/cc-watch-briefs/8364-jordan-public-outrage-over-illegal-tobacco-operation

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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