|Titre :||Rendez-vous with... Luk Joossens, Consultant about tobacco smuggling for WHO and UICC|
|Auteurs :||P. BOUCHER|
|Type de document :||Document texte divers|
|Année de publication :||2002|
|Format :||6 p.|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASETABAC ; HISTOIRE ; PREVENTION ; CONTREBANDE ; BLANCHIMENT
Thésaurus GéographiqueEUROPE ; ETATS-UNIS ; IRAN
Intro: I do technical work for the World Health Organization on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and tobacco smuggling and I published in 1995 and 1998 the first articles, with Martin Raw, on the possible involvement of tobacco industry in cigarette smuggling...
In the same week that President Bush announced the "axis of evil", the European Community filed documents in the NY Court that US tobacco companies have distributed their products through the European Community and into Iraq. According to these documents, it is hard to exaggerate the scope of these operations as since August 1999 approximately 5,7 billion cigarettes - during a time when both RJR and Japan Tobacco had responsibility for the management and the oversight of the operations- were distributed to Cyprus and a substantial percentage of those cigarettes were destined for Iraq. Shipments into Iraq involved the Kurdistan Workers' Party, known as PKK, which is considered by the U.S. as a terrorist group. According to these documents, among those who made a profit of these illegal trade is Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein, who is said to be Saddam Hussein's "heir-apparent"...
|Domaine :||Tabac / Tobacco|
|Centre Emetteur :||13 OFDT|