Black Market

S.Africa's first online rhino horn auction sparks anger

South Africa’s first online auction of rhino horn opened Wednesday, despite conservation groups protesting that the legal, domestic sale would …

Wildlife

Avocado thieves turn to Facebook black market as police crack down on crime spree

Avocado thieves are turning to Facebook to sell their stolen goods as police try and crack down on the black market that is plaguing the …

Australian News

These Black Market Rescue Animals Are Finally Happy — And Glamorous

Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.<p>Unfortunately, there are some people out there who illegally sell and trade …

Beware: Black market fuel making millions

A black market for diesel and petrol has rapidly spread around the US, with organised crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to syphon millions of …

Identity Theft

Nevada Court Lifts Block On Marijuana Wholesalers Because Stores Desperately Need More Pot

Good news for the recently legalized recreational marijuana industry in Nevada: To help meet overwhelming local demand, a state court judge has …

Cannabis

Black market in rare species costs NZ dearly

New Zealand's flora and fauna is being pillaged for the black market.<p>"It's a huge problem," Customs senior investigator and Wildlife Enforcement …

New Zealand

Nevada tax director: Legal battle sending weed buyers back to black market

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 8:11 am • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 8:31 am<p>CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s marijuana regulators are headed back to court in a turf …

Cannabis

Mainers won’t be selling recreational pot by February deadline

Maine won’t make its February deadline for beginning the sale of recreational marijuana and won’t be ready to do so until next summer, at the …

Cannabis

Redlands planners say ‘no’ to commercial marijuana sales - The Cannifornian

The Redlands City Council will soon consider banning commercial marijuana activity, a move already supported by the Planning Commission.<p>The …

Cannabis

Zambia: Fake Chipolopolo Kit Floods Market

(Photo: Cosafa)With the official Chipolopolo replica jersey yet to hit the market, black market traders have taken the initiative by rolling out …

Medicinal cannabis 'red-tape' pushing patients back to black market

A mountain of red tape for legal medicinal cannabis is forcing the families of seriously ill patients back into the black market, according to …

Cannabis

This Artist Photographs Animals Miraculously Saved From The Black Market (17 Beautiful Photos)

With her series entitled "Where the Wild Things Are", the American photographer Natasha Wilson has decided to pay tribute to the animals miraculously …

Humor

Hyperinflation Looms in Venezuela, Screwing the Masses and Helping Maduro Hold On

Donald Trump didn’t cause Venezuela’s disastrous economic woes, but his random war talk is making them even worse.<p>Venezuela has been sliding ever deeper into deadly chaos this year as President Nicolas Maduro tries to consolidate his party’s absolute power over the country. But the deterioration of …

Venezuela

Apple Tightens Hong Kong Return Policies for a Good Reason

In an ostensibly bizarre, but nevertheless justified move, Apple on Tuesday updated its sales policy for product returns and exchanges in the Chinese …

Hong Kong

The strange thing that happens when marijuana is legalised

This medical device scans your brain on marijuana2:52<p>The BrainBot, a brain-scanning technology developed by tech startup PotBotics, enables …

Cannabis

Żabbar hairdresser sold contraband cigarettes between cuts

A hairdressing salon in Żabbar, band club in Rabat and confectionery in Valletta were among the sites exposed as contraband cigarette hotspots by …

Cigarettes

The Big Unsexy Problem With Tiger Selfies

Why drugging and caging the cats for Tinder photos is even more messed up than it sounds

Wildlife

You Can’t Use Local Currency To Pay For Hotels In Uzbekistan?!

A few days ago I wrote about the fascinating currency exchange black market in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan has an unstable currency, and as a result, the …

Forex

15 Beers That Are Worth a Bundle on the Black Market

Reselling beer is illegal, but high-priced rarities are too much for geeks to resist. Ready to tap that asset?<p>There is nothing legal about …

U.S. Postal Service

This economist has a strategy to kill the marijuana black market

An economist says marijuana black markets, like other underground economies, arise when government policy outlaws markets or imposes excessive …

Cannabis

How Does the Dark Web Put Your Business at Risk?

Denver-based OWL Cybersecurity recently released a report showing that nearly every Fortune 500 company is exposed and has a presence on the the Dark …

Security

Uzbekistan’s Lucrative Currency Exchange Black Market

We all take different approaches to how we acquire currency when abroad. My first choice is always to pay by credit card in order to earn points, but …

Cryptocurrency

10 facts about crime on the home front in the Second World War

<i>A crowd gathers to watch the witnesses arrive for the trial of John George Haigh, the 'acid bath murderer', in Lewes, East Sussex, July 1949.</i> …

History

Big change: Nevada to start handing out weed distribution licenses beyond liquor wholesalers

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 3:10 pm<p>CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s marijuana regulators have decided to start issuing …

Cannabis

GAA warns fans over black market tickets

<b>The GAA has cancelled some tickets for the All-Ireland football semi-final between Tyrone and Dublin that were being sold online at above face value.</b><p>It has warned fans turning up for the match with cancelled tickets that they will be refused entry at the turnstiles.<p>Tickets with a face value of 45 …

Ireland

Venezuela exchange rate fluctuation sparks price surge

4 Min Read<p>PUNTO FIJO/CARACAS (Reuters) - The extreme volatility of Venezuela's exchange rate has the crisis-hit country's shop owners hurriedly marking up their merchandise and consumers balking at the higher price tags.<p>Just last week the bolivar currency tanked around 70 percent on the black …

Venezuela

Legalizing weed unlikely to kill California's huge black market

As California prepares for legalization in January, it turns out that a huge portion of the state’s weed is likely to remain on the black market.

Cannabis

California's Toxic Pot Problem

Marijuana reform efforts have increased access for millions of consumers in legal states—but the sustained demand for weed on the black market is …

Cannabis

Govt turbocharging illegal tobacco: Lib MP

A Liberal backbencher fears his government may be giving a "leg-up" to organised criminals by continuing to bump up taxes on tobacco.<p>Outspoken MP …

Australian News

Daesh making $100m a year selling looted historic artefacts

Daesh is profiting up to $100 million a year from the sale of looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria and selling them on the black market, the Wall …

Middle East