Illicit Tobacco Crimes & The Underground Economy

1/30/2019 - 1/30/2019

This training event is open to LAPD Officers Only.

If you are not with the LAPD and would like to possibly attend this event, please contact Detective Supervisor Rick Ishitani at

Please join the LAPD, LA City Attorney's Office, CDTFA, and Investigative Consultants to learn about the true and ever growing problem of the illicit tobacco trade!

This training class will teach the attendees about the true dangers of the illicit trade and give you an in depth view of the counterfeit issues the tobacco industry is currently dealing with.

Industry experts will be on hand to share their knowledge and expertise of the illicit trade and discuss the issues that are being seen in the United States.

The attendees will learn the importance of protecting the legitimate supply chain and the process of manufacturing and distributing legitimate tobacco.

This event will provide the attendees with the knowledge and understanding of the various laws that govern the illicit trade and how criminal organizations are using these crimes to raise large amounts of money for their organizations.

The following topics will be covered during this training event:

* The true dangers of illicit tobacco
* How do the legitimate supply chains operate
* How to identify illicit items
* How to conduct these investigations
* Cross Border Smuggling issues
* Hidden Compartments
* How to prepare a case for prosecution
* The ties to Gangs, Organized Crime and Terrorism

We hope you will join us for this training class. Space is extremely limited for this event, so please register as soon as possible.

Thank you very much.

The Time:
Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. The class will start promptly at 7:30 a.m. The class will end at 12:00 p.m.

Proper identification will be required to enter the event.

Street parking is available

The Food:
Coffee and light refreshments will be served in the morning.

No audio or video recording will be permitted by the attendees.

If you have questions about the content of this class, please contact Kris Buckner at


LAPD Headquarters
100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

Deacon Hall Auditorium


Free to Law Enforcement