Tobacco: Cigarette prices 'driving crime'

23 Jan 2020 - Alcohol & Tobacco

The founder of Border Force’s illegal tobacco squad says increased cigarette prices have generated a corresponding increase in criminals stealing cigarettes – which have become ‘‘as expensive as silver’’ – to sell on the booming black market. A series of robberies across Victorian service stations in recent months targeted cigarettes, which are likely sold on the black market.

The Age Melbourne, 23/01/2020, Page 10