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2010-06-14 20:15:00

BOSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michelle Contreras is a licensed psychologist in Guatemala. Entering her final year as a doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), and an active participant in its Latino Mental Health Training Program, where her training has intensified in working with Latino populations with severe mental health issues, Contreras is also part of a team of clinicians working with Project REACH, a human trafficking program...

2010-05-27 09:28:00

House Hearing Will Draw Attention to Contraband Tobacco Issue SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) today said the illegal tobacco trade is draining law enforcement resources and new policies being considered may make it worse, as the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee examines the magnitude of tobacco smuggling today in the United States. LEAA Executive Director Jim Fotis said: "Tobacco smuggling is not only denying...

2010-05-24 09:00:00

MOSCOW, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international forum "Drug Production in Afghanistan: A Challenge for the International Community" will be held in Moscow on June 9 and 10, 2010, at Russia's initiative. Heads of the key global drug control agencies and leading drug enforcement experts will gather in Moscow for a conference initiated by the Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti. The idea is supported by Russia's State Anti-Drug Committee, the Council for Foreign and...

2010-05-06 22:11:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's arrest of Lawrence Taylor for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old runaway sold to him in Montebello, New York by a pimp/trafficker is yet another example of the most powerful, respected and privileged among us demonstrating the normalization of the sexual exploitation of women and girls. Mr. Taylor is part of what we in the anti-trafficking movement call the demand that fuels sex trafficking. Without the demand for commercial sexual...

2010-04-12 15:14:00

Native American Company Obtains Permit NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald B. Turk, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division today announced that Tarbell Inc., an unlicensed cigarette manufacturer on the New York St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation, has agreed to forfeit $1.75 million dollars to ATF for prior violations of the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act and additionally has agreed to come...

2010-03-31 16:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised President Barack Obama for signing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009 into law. This new law will help combat illegal, online cigarette sales that have robbed states of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues and that undermine state laws that prevent America's youth from gaining access to tobacco products. "With the PACT Act becoming law,...

2010-03-30 13:20:00

KIEV, Ukraine, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent edition of the authoritative Tobacco Atlas, released by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation, ranks nations on their success in combating illegal sales of cigarettes and tobacco products. The report confirms that the Ukraine, with a population of 45 million people and despite porous borders, has the extremely low rate of 1.7% of its total market in contraband tobacco. The Ukraine utilizes the EDAPS Tax Stamp System to...

2010-03-17 17:18:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009. Sponsored in the House by Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), this legislation will help combat online cigarette sales that have robbed hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues from the states and that undermine state laws that prevent youth access to tobacco products....

2010-03-11 19:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised the U.S. Senate for passing S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009. Sponsored by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 20 senators, this legislation will help combat online cigarette sales that have robbed hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues from the states and that undermine state laws that prevent youth access to tobacco...

2010-03-08 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 6, 2010, The New York Times ran an article highlighting the Seneca Nation of Indians' opposition to the S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act. This legislation, which is currently pending in the U.S. Senate, has a wide array of support from law enforcement officials to members of the public health community and passed by the House of Representatives last May with overwhelming bipartisan support....


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