The Montenegro connection

By Leo Sisti

“My little cat … I’m going crazy without you …. You have repeatedly betrayed me, I think …. Little cat, when are you coming? ... I love you,

Excerpts from this story referencing "tough new law making tobacco":

"… ickly: just 13 days after releasing its report on the mafia, it approved a tough new law making tobacco smuggling a crime tied to mafia association with prison terms of up to 15 …"

The Montenegro connection

By Leo Sisti

Love, tobacco, and the mafia

Excerpts from this story referencing "Europe":

"… been made public, provide an extraordinary look inside what may be one of Europe’s biggest smuggling operations in recent years — a tale of corruption, …"

"… became a state enterprise in Montenegro, a Balkan republic in southeastern Europe bordering Serbia and the Adriatic Sea. Home to just 600,000 people, the co …"

"… e minister or president. And he is pushing hard for Montenegro to join the European Union, which is now considering the country’s membership. To that end …"