The tobacco black market is becoming increasingly violent as hard core criminals move in

Caleb Cluff
By Caleb Cluff
March 7 2018 - 5:30am
Illegal growth supports crime: Former AFP and ABF officer Rohan Pike says illegal tobacco is not just about avoiding paying taxes; it supports violent crime.

A former Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer and leader of the Australian Border Force (ABF) tobacco strike team says Ballarat is typical of a number of Victorian country towns that are now flooded with illegal tobacco, both home-grown and imported; a flood that is supporting organised crime.

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Caleb Cluff

Caleb Cluff

Senior Journalist, The Courier

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