COUNTERFEIT cigarettes are helping to raise money for terror groups, Interpol secretary general Ronald K Noble has warned. In documents sent to the US House of Representatives committee on international relations, he said the problem might become more serious and called for industry-police cooperation. The documents said Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Chechen separatists, Kosovan extremists and Northern Ireland paramilitaries have profited from counterfeit cigarette production or sale.

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