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The latest increase in tobacco taxes puts B.C. cigarette prices among the highest in Canada, prompting concern about an increase in smuggled smokes. The B.C. government budget adds 56 cents in tax to the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes, effective April 1. That brings the total provincial tax to $5.50 per ...
Buying the butt of your dreams in 2018 seems almost as common as getting Botox these days, and if you're willing to forgo going to a board-certified plastic surgeon and take a gamble on illegal booty shots, even faster and cheaper. But what about removing your new derriere when it's no longer in fashion?

Ever since Washington legalized recreational cannabis, law enforcement officials have focused more on the traffic of weed across the state border. In 2017, Idaho confiscated almost three times the weed that they had the year prior. Part of the problem has been faults in the tracking system implemented by ...
The overproduction and black market sales problems are also compounded by recent sting operations at licensed retailers, in which 16 pot shops were caught selling weed to minors. In an audit of the local cannabis industry from Oregon's Secretary of State, released February 7th, state officials confirmed a ...
(markets Edition) Bond yields on the 10-year Treasury note are at their highest level in four years. On today's show, we'll look at whether their rise will continue. Afterwards, we'll talk about Venezuela's decision to pre-sell a cryptocurrency known as the "petro," which is backed by the country's oil reserves.

A group of vendors gathered at city hall in New York City in 2017 to urge city council to pass a measure to increase the number of food vendor permits. - Beenish Ahmed/ for Marketplace. Listen To The Story. Marketplace. Download download; Embed embed. Embed Code.
black market demand for expensive pet fish is believed to have inspired a break-in at a popular Melbourne fish store. China Southern says passenger demand rose by 10% in 2017. 1:58 · China Southern says passenger demand rose by 10% in 2017 · Manufacturing buoyed as focus shifts to rate hikes. 1:48 · Manufacturing ...
But new statistics show that arrests for the production of black market pot increased by 380 percent in the 2014-16 time frame, and Colorado law enforcement agencies say they are battling a boom in illegal marijuana cultivation by sometimes violent groups of criminals who rake in millions of dollars by ...
A Most Unholy Man will debut on Mar. 8 and the Winchesters will find themselves in the religious black market for a special relic to save Mary and Jack. Supernatural may be on a break, but The CW has already released the synopsis for Episode 15. Yes, the episode a week after the show returns. Season ...
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Industry Ministry and the Communications and information technology Ministry are preparing a system to prevent the smuggling of cellular phones. Industry Minister Airlangga Hartanto said that every mobile phone entering Indonesia must be registered before it can be used.
The twitter account of Barcade Philly, a popular Fishtown bar equipped with retro arcade games, was taken over by Spanish-speaking hackers Thursday afternoon. As of late Thursday night. Barcade social media mangers were on the way to recovering the account. But at first, the hackers attributed the ...
Islamabad: Pakistan police have arrested a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from swindled victims, officials said Tuesday, the latest case involving the country's notorious medical black market. police in Punjab Province's eastern Hafizabad district arrested five suspects after being tipped off by ...
robots equipped with artificial intelligence technologies could become the "Kalashnikovs" of the future after entering the black market, a report by the technology think tank ThinkTech has suggested, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 13. ThinkTech is an offshoot of Defense Technologies ...
The South Sudan government is cracking down on black market money changers to try to prevent the South Sudanese pound from falling any further against the U.S. dollar. A combined force of police officers, military and national security service operatives were seen moving through several Juba markets ...
A bill has passed the state Senate which will outlaw the sale of products like baby formula, aspirin, and ibuprofen by anyone not licensed to sell them. Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), who introduced the bill, says these products are in high demand and selling them on the black market has ...
Authorities have busted a ring they say used stolen credit card numbers to buy diesel supplying Miami's thriving black market for fuel. It's believed to be the most expansive case brought against illegal fuel sellers -- and buyers -- who have helped make underground diesel sales a lucrative underground ...

police say they've shut down a major underground internet forum that helped cybercriminals steal over $530 million from victims. The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the indictments of 36 suspects allegedly responsible for the black market Infraud forum, which sold stolen credit card ...
The deputy mayor of the City of Cape Town has warned that authorities will crack down on the flourishing black market in water trade. Ian Neilson said water shops have sprung up and in many cases people are simply using municipal water to sell on. "We are acting in these cases and have raided these ...
Domenic and Tina Betters, owners of black market Deli and its sister operation, black market Jerky, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to open their brick-and-mortar shop in late 2017 at 740 East Warrington Ave., adding to the growing list of new business along Allentown's main street.
YOUNG Brits are facing an addiction "crisis" after figures showed the UK is the second-largest black market for Xanax in the world, after the US. Up to 22 per cent of all anonymised trades on the dark web are made in this country, according to figures obtained by The Guardian. The UK is now the world's ...
Patients who received black market injections are dealing with the painful results years after the cosmetic procedures. Silicone fillers to the breasts and buttocks are leaving patients deformed and maimed, according to doctors. Alexandra Carvajalino says she's still suffering years after getting bad butt ...
Sessions gave U.S. Attorneys in states that have legalized recreational marijuana latitude to exercise their discretion on enforcement. Williams has already made clear his concerns about what he characterizes as a substantial amount of Oregon-produced marijuana seeping into the black market and across ...
An illicit market for human blood has mushroomed in Venezuela amid economic collapse and a desperate shortage of safe supplies in hospitals. Selling blood is illegal but a combination of desperate patients and impoverished doctors -- many of whom earn less than £3 a month -- means that the practice ...
HAVANA TIMES -- The black market exists everywhere, but in Cuba, an exception of a country under a so-called "socialist" authoritarian government, shortages determine the specific features of this form of trade. Carlos Alberto Montaner has repeated that "communism is the kingdom of shortages." Cuban ...
On the last episode of black market, Doug Moore left us. He said he was going out to pick up an award while muttering "fly, Doug, fly" under his breath. He never returned. Over the past month, we've tried to fill his absence by building a Doug robot programmed to compare things to Metallica's lifecycle, but it ...
Khartoum, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Sudan's currency hit about 37.5 SDG per dollar on black market trading on Tuesday, currency traders said, a roughly 10 percent fall from a week earlier, when the central bank widened the band at which banks could trade their scarce supply of dollars. Sudan's currency has ...
Over the weekend, we learned that hackers were using YouTube ads to take over computers and force them to mine cryptocurrency. These types of attacks (known as cryptojacking) are only becoming more common, but a closer look at the practice reveals that it's usually tied to one particular currency: ...
If you want to gain thousands of followers on twitter overnight, it is not that hard. A company called Devumi can do just that for you -- you just have to pay for it. A group of investigative reporters from The New York Times went inside social media's black market to examine the process and effects of fake ...
Governor Charlie Baker plans to meet with US Attorney Andrew Lelling next month, and the governor thinks state and federal law enforcement priorities could converge on cracking down on the illicit marijuana market. At the state level, where marijuana has been legalized for medical and other uses, ...
Allegedly, a few hostel welfare officers created a syndicate to divert this rice into the black market. With the help of rice smugglers, the rice is shifted to the neighbouring Maharashtra state and other shops in Nizamabad district. Speaking to this correspondent, a senior officer said on condition of anonymity, ...
A proposed Excise tax on medical marijuana in Canada could push even more patients to the black market and curb demand in the regulated market, executives, Economists and patients told Marijuana Business Daily. The federal government plans to apply the same 10% excise tax on medical users as ...
Six red pandas, suspected to be bound for illegal sale as pets, were seized by customs officials in Laos, with aid from the NGO Free the Bears. By Jani Actman. PUBLISHED January 23, 2018. Poaching for the exotic pet business, from talking parrots to nocturnal primates, harms millions of wild animals and threatens their ...
SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KPIX 5) -- Santa Clara County is cracking down on illegal marijuana grows and the effort comes with a hefty price tag. Some say it's a waste of money and time. silicon Valley Cannabis Alliance founder Sean Kali-Rai said, "The truth is they're still fighting the Nancy Reagan war ...
A tobacco tax hike of a 12.5 percent over a four-year span has driven the price of cigarettes to $40 a pack and rising. As a result, avid smokers are turning to illegally imported cigarettes to fuel their habit. The trend has resulted in the emergence of a flourishing black-market industry linked to organized crime ...
Evidence indicates that it is difficult to make generalisations about the whole nuclear proliferation episode involving Pakistan, as different sets of motivations, circumstances, and players were involved in the three cases under discussion. Even the different stages of each case require separate treatment--for ...
Six men appeared before Blackburn magistrates after 3.8 million cigarettes were discovered at Premier Mill, Begonia Street, Darwen, on Tuesday. The magistrates heard the six men are accused of evading duty on the cigarettes which amounted to about £1 million. Elis Michael Varey, 26, of Ribble Avenue, ...
But they all agree that at the moment, the black market is serving a crucial role for the city's legal marijuana industry. As I wrote Friday, San Diego is home to 17 medical dispensaries -- 13 of which have gotten approval from the state to sell recreationally -- and about 1.4 million people. The legal supply ...
But now, less than a month into the recreational reefer rollout, California consumers could decide to bypass legal dispensaries and head back to the black market in a bid to avoid taxes that could double the price of pot. The state announced Jan. 10 that pot taxes will put $643 million in the state's piggy bank ...
To prevent the system from collapsing in its early stage, analysts and industry professionals say, consumers need options, and the licensed shops cannot meet the demands of the region until the city's supply chain is fully up and running. That means the black market still has a role, at least for the time being ...
Experience is part of what marijuana companies are looking for, particularly when it comes to production, McMahon said, noting that experience could come from working in a commercial greenhouse or the black market. Successful applicants can expect to make salaries comparable to what similar ...
The Kaduna State command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday discovered a mini fuel black market depot close to NNPC mega station in Kaduna state. The depot is located at Mando road in Igabi local government area of the state while it arrested three people including the ...
"He was smoking a cigarette when I pulled him over," said Florida highway patrol trooper Alexis Otano. And inside a side panel, troopers found 53 gift cards encoded with stolen-credit card numbers, which were suspected of being used to purchase the product for Miami's thriving gas black market serving ...
Fueled by high demand and high rewards, black-market surrogacy is booming in China, The Times (London) reports. Its source is The Paper, a state-run news website, which carried out a two-month-long investigation. Agents charge commissioning couples anywhere between US$55,000 and $155,000 for ...
I was in shock," recalled Genna, who has hit out at online dealers peddling 'black market' drugs. Kyle, now home from hospital, bought 150 'fake blues' from a dealer who had posted an 'ad' online. They cost just 50p each. "I don't want any other parent to see their child like that," said his devastated mum, ...
drones used in a recent attack on Russian military bases in Syria were not supplied by the United States but instead likely purchased on the black market. The crudely flying drones used in the nighttime suicide attacks are identical to those advertised for sale in a nearby Syrian city. The attacks took place ...
Another reason to Celebrate Downtown 5-7 p.m. Jan. 18, is this "Tall and Small" painting by Susan Chambers that is on exhibit at black market Gourmet along with works by Karen Stillwagon. Photo by Susan Chambers. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. COOS BAY -- The Coos Bay Downtown ...
Hard currency remains scarce in the formal banking system however, forcing importers to resort to an increasingly expensive black market. "The dollar is rising on a daily basis and there is a strong appetite to buy at any price given its scarcity on the market," one black market trader told Reuters.
Khartoum, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Rising prices which have triggered unrest in Sudan are being driven by a black market for foreign currency and not by this month's currency devaluation, the state minister for finance said on Wednesday. Street protests have broken out in recent days after bread prices ...
A former employee at Shinola's Detroit factory who allegedly stole and sold at least 500 of the company's luxury watches struck a plea deal with Federal Prosecutors Tuesday. The employee, Judith Walker, worked at the company from 2012 to 2017. As part of her job as a quality inspector, Walker had access ...


 

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