In his more than 30 years in law enforcement, John W. Colledge investigated cigarette smuggling, narcotics, money laundering, and arms trafficking. At the U.S. Customs Service, Colledge developed the International Tobacco Smuggling Program, which he oversaw between 1999 and 2002. In this interview, he talks about the tobacco industry’s complicity in cigarette smuggling; the massive profits that prop up criminal organizations; and the new tobacco black market now booming on the U.S.-Canada border.
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