This year’s World No Tobacco Day by the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls for an end to the illegal tobacco trade, representing a significant opportunity for policy makers and other stakeholders impacted by this critical issue to take a closer look at ways to further the fight against crime in the EU.

Only a few months ago, OLAF and national custom services dealt another major blow against international cigarette smugglers with the seizure of 10.2 million counterfeit cigarettes…