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Counterterrorism against Terrorism Funding
The comprehensive look into the shadowy world of terrorism funding as the department of counterterrorism works to uncover and document different ways for stopping these illegal activities. The top three organized crime and terrorist operations begin with counterfeiting cigarettes, money laundering, and gun smuggling undermines every country’s economic system. The huge profits gained from illegal cigarette sales with low penalties for getting caught makes these imitation products rival drugs in illegal sales. History shows money laundering and gun smuggling as a way organized crime families and terrorist organization work to hide the large sums of money made through illegal alcohol, cigarettes, and other black market items.
Counterfeiting Cigarettes The United States and other countries raise taxes on cigarettes, and alcohol to offset the budget deficits widening the difference between the wholesale, and retail prices (Billingslea, 2004). The difference creates opportunities for the shadowy world of black marketers bringing in the terrorist organization looking for new ways to move money. The huge profits gained from illegal cigarette sales with low penalties for getting caught makes these imitation products rival drugs in illegal sales. The method of choice for filling terrorist organization’s bank accounts or providing money for local schemes. The top choice for trafficking illegal cigarette is buying in a low-tax state, and selling on the street in a higher-tax causing monetary tax loss in both states. The advances in electronic devices and social networking has provided another source for selling illegal products cigarettes with faked cigarette tax stamps from every state. The threat to the American economy is the loss of revenue from separate state tax, customs, and drop in sales of the legal products. The law…...

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