On Air Now
BBC News

BBC News

11 a.m. - 11:06 a.m.
Hourly bulletin from the BBC
Listen Live
Just Played
BBC Newsroom

BBC Newsroom

noon - 12:30 p.m.
 
Next on WRS

Police smash Iraqi UN Mission cigarette smuggling operation

Local News // Aug. 22, 2016
Police smash Iraqi UN Mission cigarette smuggling operation

Geneva police have smashed a massive cigarette smuggling operation being run through the Iraqi UN Mission.

It's thought they evaded CHF 2.4m in taxes using their diplomatic status to avoid duties.

The newspaper, Sonntagszeitung says the employees financed a wealthy life style with BMW's and even bought a high end apartment in Geneva.

They've been fined CHF 200,000.

Related articles

Search