Nov 2, 2009

Transit countries in cigarette smuggling

Cigarettes are the world’s most smuggled legal consumer good. To organize their illicit trade, tobacco giants and gangsters need "transit countries". Imperial tobacco “chose Afghanistan, the source of 98% of the world’s heroin; Moldova, the largest source of human prostitution in terms of women being smuggled into Western Europe; Kaliningrad, which is notorious as a crime-ridden enclave of the former Soviet Union and is notorious as being run by criminal gangsters". Find out what these countries are here.

1 comment:

Laura Z said...

very interesting! cigarettes more smuggled than legal guns? that's what i've been researching this past week!