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Baker in Australia made plenty of dough smuggling in two tonnes of tobacco

A Perth bakery owner imported more than two tonnes of tobacco illegally into Australia, defrauding the Commonwealth to the tune of almost $2 million, a WA court was told. For the first time, details of the Australian Border Force (ABF) illicit tobacco importation investigation can be made public. Just a little of some tobacco seized by ABF investigators.¬†Photo: Phil Hickey The ABF operation in Perth in 2016 led to father of three Ma’ad Abdul Muna’m […]

Tobacco Production Quantity by Country shown in Global Map

  This chart shows Tobacco Production Quantity by Country. Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae¬† family. While more than 70 species of tobacco are known, the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum. The more potent variant N. rustica is also used around the world. Tobacco contains the alkaloid nicotine, which is a stimulant. Dried […]