Tobacco haul seized at Qld border check

Tobacco haul seized at Qld border check

3 months ago
More than half a million dollars worth of “illicit tobacco” has allegedly been found inside a truck stopped as part of a police operation on Queensland’s southern border. The semi trailer with NSW registration was stopped at a checkpoint at Coolangatta on Wednesday, where Queensland Police allegedly found a large quantity of “tobacco and tobacco related products”. Moving illicit substances into Queensland has taken on a further element of risk now every vehicle is being […]
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Council caught 7 businesses that selling tobacco to minors

3 months ago
Wyndham council has fined seven local businesses for selling tobacco products to minors. Between January and July this year, the council and Municipal Association of Victoria conducted an operation aimed at preventing the sale of tobacco to children. The operation involved people aged under 18 years-old visiting 51 randomly selected tobacco retailers across Wyndham, with the council’s approval. The young people asked to purchase tobacco or cigarettes, and were not allowed to lie about their […]
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Illegal $40m tobacco-growing operation found west of Brisbane

7 months ago
Queensland Police and the Australian Tax Office have uncovered 10 acres of illegal tobacco – an estimated 25 tonnes – with a value of almost $40 million. The discovery was made in Linthorpe, about 135 kilometres west of Brisbane and located within the Toowoomba region, when police and ATO officers searched a property this week. According to the ATO, it is illegal to grow tobacco in Australia without a licence, and there have been no […]
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$84m of tobacco seized in NSW/Vic

9 months ago
More than $84 million worth of tobacco has been seized in a two-day blitz that’s disrupted three illicit tobacco growing operations in regional Victoria and NSW. Last Wednesday, the Illicit Tobacco Taskforce, a multi-agency task force led by the Australian Border Force, uncovered 26 hectares of tobacco crops in Kyalite, NSW. The ITTF seized and destroyed more than 183 tonnes of illicit tobacco, which had a potential excise value of $36 million. The NSW Natural […]
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Tasmania now free of cigarette and tobacco vending machines

1 year ago
The last cigarette and tobacco vending machine has been removed from Tasmania, in a move that’s been hailed by tobacco control advocates. In February this year, the removal of a device from the Huon Valley Council area made the state cigarette machine-free. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re gone forever. Quit Tasmania director Abby Smith said there was now a prime opportunity for the state government to amend… Read more…
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