What Maud Beelman learned as a war correspondent became the heart of all future ICIJ investigations – after she took the helm as the organization's first director.
Private investigators fight a hidden war against knock-off cigarettes, electronics, toothpaste, and more.
Notorious as a haven for smugglers and money launderers, Kaliningrad, Russia, is not a place where it’s safe to ask many questions.
Extremists and insurgents turn to cigarette smuggling.
Smuggled cigarettes give boost to Pakistani militants.
A massive underground industry makes China the world leader in counterfeit cigarettes.
Landlocked Paraguay emerges as a top producer of contraband tobacco.
Paraguay es uno de los mayores productores mundiales de cigarrillos de contrabando.
Paraguay's Corruption Fuels a Criminal Economy.
Big Tobacco’s Overproduction Fuels $2 Billion Black Market.
Love, Tobacco, and the Mafia.
Indian tobacco factories, organized crime control a billion-dollar black market.
How America’s Top Cigarette Firms Fueled a Billion-Dollar Underground Trade.
Tobacco Sales Take Off in Cyberspace.
Russian contraband cigarettes are ‘flooding’ Europe.
Inside Baltic Tobacco’s smuggling empire.
How an El Paso smuggler moved a half-billion cigarettes across America.