Surge in counterfeit crime landscape

Pandemic caused surge in counterfeiting crime in the EU, EUIPO-EUROPOL report confirms

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Raids on clandestine cigarette factories in Europe are on the rise

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Dissecting rogue cigarettes

PMI Forensics experts help law-enforcement agencies to analyze illicit cigarettes, identify their origin, and then trace them back to the source.

In Focus: How Europol tackles the illicit cigarette industry

We met with Howard Pugh to discuss the role Europol plays in tackling illicit trade and the rising prevalence of illegal cigarette factories.

Smuggling results in huge loss of government revenue and investment

13 billion illicit cigarettes were consumed in the Maghreb according to the report “Illicit cigarette trade in the Maghreb region.”

Collaborative solutions to fight illicit trade

More than 200 representatives from public and private sectors gathered for a conference on combating illicit trade.

Fighting illicit trade in Latin America: Turning the tide on illegal tobacco

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.