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Canada's Boom in Smuggled Cigarettes

Public Integrity:
With profit margins rivaling those of narcotics, a billion-dollar industry of sophisticated tobacco smugglers is flooding Canada with untaxed, contraband cigarettes, according to the latest investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The story, "Canada's Boom in Smuggled Cigarettes," documents a gaping hole­ in the U.S. border with Canada, where smuggling is rampant and enforcement actions have so far been futile.
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