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COOKING OIL THEFT ‘COSTS TREASURY £25M A YEAR IN LOST DUTY’

It has long struck me that everything else in the UK on which duty is ridiculously high is already smuggled, so oil must be…but how? We know about agricultural red diesel fraud, but biodiesel theft is a new one on me. Somewhere there is an organisation smuggling petrol…or at least evading duty on it. So how is it being done?

SILK ROAD: THE ONLINE DRUG MARKETPLACE THAT OFFICIALS SEEM POWERLESS TO STOP

Now hang on here…”Tor”…”Bitcoin”…we need to know about these. Anonimisation software disguising identity and place together with an accepted international currency. Cybercrime moving on, but partially facilitated by US attempts to undermine a variety of governments…unanticpated consequences indeed.

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