THE FIGHT against cigarette smuggling was a key priority of EU anti-fraud organisation OLAF in 2000-2001, says its new annual report. Its officers have tracked the routes and means of transport used to move illicit cigarettes in ex-Yugoslavian countries and established the final destination of contraband cigarettes and staging post warehouses. The report said that copies of "a very large number" of commercial documents have been found, which could be used by EU national authorities to prosecute frauds. The investigations also established ...

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