Report on illicit tobacco trade in West Africa

A report from the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project has highlighted the role that illicit tobacco plays in West Africa. The report outlines how profits from illicit tobacco trade have been used to fund struggles between armed militias and corrupt military officers. The report also highlights the oversupply of cigarettes in Mali and how tobacco companies have used paid informants to keep track of illicit cigarette trafficking.

Source: https://www.occrp.org/en/loosetobacco/british-american-tobacco-fights-dirty-in-west-africa