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2010-02-26 10:35:00

NYSAC calls on the federal government to pass the PACT Act WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today praised the New York Association of Counties for passing a resolution calling for the federal government to support and implement the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009, S. 1147. The resolution, passed by NYSAC on Feb. 11, 2010, calls on Congress "to take any and all necessary action to insure the passage" of the...

2010-02-02 13:35:00

Joins other organizations in fight against illegal trafficking of tobacco products WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council announced today its membership in the Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco, an organization dedicated to preventing the illegal trafficking of tobacco products via the Internet. "Illegal sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products is a serious problem that affects many American small businesses, and we are...

2009-12-23 17:11:00

Cites urgent need for passage of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Stop Contraband Tobacco today called on the Senate to clear and pass S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act of 2009 before the Senate adjourns for the year. Sponsored by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), this legislation will help combat online cigarette sales that have robbed hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues from the states and...

2009-11-17 15:48:00

Groups highlight the need for the Senate to immediately pass S. 1147 WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of law enforcement groups, public health organizations and trade associations today gathered on Capitol Hill to urge the Senate to pass S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009 (PACT Act). This legislation will help combat online cigarette sales that have robbed hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues from the states and that...

2009-10-30 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal jury in Aberdeen, S.D., has found a South Dakota man guilty for smuggling the hide of a leopard into the United States in violation of the Convention on International Trade in Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), an international treaty that regulates international shipments of listed species, to which the United States and 172 other countries are members. The leopard allegedly was hunted and killed in South Africa illegally. Wayne D....

2009-10-29 12:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), received the 2009 Outstanding Contractor Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at a 1 p.m. award ceremony today at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center in Washington, D.C. General Dynamics serves on the Child Protection team in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR),...

2009-09-24 07:17:00

Eradicating US Trafficking & Slavery as a Replicable World Model NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Polaris Project, a leading organization in the United States combating human trafficking and modern day slavery, will be highlighted on stage today during the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting. Polaris Project's commitment was selected from a large pool of member commitments as an exemplary approach to addressing the global challenge of human...

2009-08-12 16:31:35

The girlfriend of actor Michael Douglas's son is accused of smuggling heroin to him while he was under home detention in New York, court papers revealed. The federal complaint said a security guard reported hearing Cameron Douglas asking for a toothbrush, which his girlfriend, Kelly Sott, delivered. TV Guide reported Wednesday. When the guard inspected the toothbrush's battery compartment, he found a brownish substance that appeared to be heroin, the complaint said. A field test later...

2009-08-10 11:33:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 17 members of the US State Department's Washington Foreign Press Center brought 10 foreign journalists to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, a drug prevention agency in Atlanta. The purpose of their visit was to hear about Georgia's efforts to reduce drug demand by preventing it. The journalists, from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Haiti, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, came to discuss how the US is working in...

2009-07-16 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shared Hope International will release a groundbreaking report on child sex trafficking in the United States at the Congressional Human Trafficking Briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by the Human Trafficking Caucus and Victims' Rights Caucus led by Congressman Poe (TX) and Congressman Smith (NJ), long-time advocates for victims protections. Former Congresswoman Linda Smith (1994-98), Founder of Shared Hope International, will open a panel...


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