Cigarette Smugglers: A Note on Four ‘Unusual Suspects’

Georgios A. Antonopoulos*

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The smuggling of contraband cigarettes is discussed in relation to numerous financial and social issues. Cigarette smugglers are often portrayed as ruthless and dangerous individuals, and according to official and media accounts a clear link has been established between cigarette smuggling and 'criminal and terrorist organisations'. The aim of this article is to challenge this stereotypical image of the cigarette smugglers based on the presentation of the stories of four smugglers interviewed in Greece and the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-398
Number of pages6
JournalGlobal Crime
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


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