Contraband tobacco an insidious threat to Canadians’ safety MLI paper by Christian Leuprecht

In Analysis, Finance, Health Care, Opinion, Politics, Rights by Michael Rae

Comprehensive MLI study examines the scale of this complex and controversial issue, and makes innovative policy recommendations

OTTAWA, March 31, 2016 – Contraband tobacco and cigarettes are more than just a problem of lost revenue for governments – it is a significant enabler of organized crime and terrorism.

Security expert Christian Leuprecht gets to the heart of the contraband tobacco problem in a new study for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

The paper is the first authoritative study of the size, scope and functioning of contraband tobacco networks and the danger they pose to the safety of Canadians.

To read the full paper, titled “Smoking Gun: Strategic containment of contraband tobacco and cigarette trafficking in Canada”, click here.