Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

12/4/2019 - 12/4/2019


Please join the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Border Crime Suppression Team, Philip Morris International, 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 and abroad.

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 and Organized Crime

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:
The class will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. The class will end at 12:00 p.m.

The Location:
San Diego County Operations Center
First Floor Training Room
5590 Overland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

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

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


San Diego, California
San Diego County Operations Center
San Diego, CA 92123 USA

5590 Overland Avenue


Free to Law Enforcement