The Greek Connection(s): The Social Organization of the Cigarette-Smuggling Business in Greece

Georgios A. Antonopoulos*

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Abstract

Despite the fact that cigarette smuggling has a long history in specific contexts, it has only relatively recently received some media attention in Greece. It is now suggested that contraband cigarettes represent 8 percent of total cigarette consumption in the country and that the cigarette-smuggling business deprives the Greek state of millions in taxes. The purpose of this article, which draws on a variety of data sources and builds on a previous study of a cigarette-smuggling network in Greece, is to provide an account of the social organization of the cigarette black market in Greece.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-288
Number of pages26
JournalEuropean Journal of Criminology
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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