PMI Forensics experts help law-enforcement agencies to analyze illicit cigarettes, identify their origin, and then trace them back to the source.
We met with Howard Pugh to discuss the role Europol plays in tackling illicit trade and the rising prevalence of illegal cigarette factories.
13 billion illicit cigarettes were consumed in the Maghreb according to the report “Illicit cigarette trade in the Maghreb region.”
More than 200 representatives from public and private sectors gathered for a conference on combating illicit trade.
More than 15 percent of cigarettes consumed in the Latin America & Canada region are illicit. That’s almost one in six. The number has risen dramatically in recent years.