Smuggling and organized crime
DataFolha Survey assessed the perception of Brazilians about the impacts of smuggling on society
Datafolha research, commissioned by the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition (ETCO), shows that 75% of Brazilians believe that the reduction of taxes on national cigarettes would contribute to the fight against organized crime.
Cigarette smuggling, mainly from Paraguay, is the one who supplies the cash and funds the activities of criminal factions, such as drug and arms trafficking.
See the research report:Contraband_August_2016_ETCO