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Apr 4, 2014

Mexican Reports: Contraband cigarettes entering country through Belize

Reports that the contraband of cigarettes is big business at the Commercial Free Zone and the Western Free Zone are nothing new. But a Mexican newspaper is bringing it closer to home. According to the outfit, an agency out of Jalisco, Mexico called the Alliance Against Illegal Products says that forty-six percent of cigarettes available in that state is contraband and that at least fifty percent of businesses in Jalisco sell the fake cigarettes. According to the Alliance, the illegal cigarettes originate from Vietnam, China, Paraguay, Canada and the US and that enters Mexico via its border with Belize. It is reported that customs does not carry out the required inspection nor are duties paid. According to the report, as recent as March twenty-fifth, the one hundred and three thousand illegal cigarettes were confiscated in the municipalities of Arandas and Tepatitlan. And in fact, as much as one hundred and ninety four million cigarettes were confiscated and removed from the market in 2013.

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2 Responses for “Mexican Reports: Contraband cigarettes entering country through Belize”

  1. I Belize, Ali Babarrow is the head thief says:

    What is the Honorable Minister Contrerass cut?

    How is the Benque Ambulance repair going?
    How many cigarettes will it cost?

  2. two cents says:

    Almost all of those cigarettes are processed through the Belize free zone. Which is overseen by Minister Erwin Contreras. The Benque Free zone has intensified alot in the last month with, shootouts, incresed smuggling and confrontations. This idiot Contreras will set off a border WAR, with all of this nonsense. It is not just limited to cigarettes, but drugs and human trafficking also.
    Erwin and Al Sattler are the kingpins of this whole operation.

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