UK: GANGS ARE MAKING MILLIONS SMUGGLING MENTHOL CIGARETTES TO BEAT AN EU BAN

On 26 July, the Mirror reported that mint-flavoured cigarettes were outlawed in May in a bid to deter young people from taking up the habit. Test purchases reveal shopkeepers in the UK are selling eastern European brands like Fest, NZ, Minsk and Queen under the counter. Manufactured in Belarus, border officials in neighbouring Lithuania seized 9 million on their way to the UK in the first 6 months of this year.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gangs-making-millions-smuggling-menthol-22416137

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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