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Cigarette prices soar during lockdown, according to latest UCT study

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Recent research has shown that the average price of cigarettes has increased by nearly 250% compared to pre-lockdown levels and that the sales ban...

Increase in Namibia liquor smuggling

Namibian police report an increase in people smuggling beer and whisky from neighbouring Angola and Zambia, using illegal border crossings to beat a ban...

Hashish destined for Africa intercepted

Lebanese police seized 25 tonnes of hashish set to be smuggled to an African state in the country’s biggest drug bust, Lebanese security forces...

Rice smuggling leads to Nigeria/Benin border closure

Nigeria partially closed its western border with Benin to curb rice smuggling threatening attempts to boost local production government said. Government wants Nigeria to...

Security crackdown ends Sabratha’s reign as people smuggling hub

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Departures of migrant-laden boats to Italy from Sabratha, formerly Libya's biggest people-smuggling hub, slowed to a trickle thanks to a security crackdown...

Pasta and petrol: smuggling crackdown in Tunisia

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Tunisian Zubair Abdel-Moula lost his work selling smuggled fuel on the streets of a poor southern town after government tightened controls with...

More African ivory smuggled into China

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More African ivory is smuggled into China as Myanmar and Beijing's ban on trade in ivory failed to dampen imports, a report...

Fuel smuggling under the spotlight in Libya

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Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is considering using a chemical marking system to help trace oil products smuggled out of the country,...

SAPS arrest vehicle and cigarette smugglers

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) have once more intercepted motor vehicles, including a luxury SUV, from being smuggled out of the...

Italy busts Tunisian migrant smuggling ring

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Italy has broken up a criminal ring smuggling migrants from Tunisia to Sicily on speedboats less than a year after a similar...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...