The black market in cigarettes is worth billions of dollars worldwide and it's increasingly dominated by organised crime.
The trade in Malaysia has made headlines in both the local and international media, and it is a scourge that has to be addressed through continuous and increased enforcement and harsher penalties on offenders.
Follow the links below to read local media articles and watch some of the television coverage of this national issue.
You can also watch two films made by British American Tobacco. The illicit trade in tobacco is not a victimless crime. These films show more about the consequences of illicit trade and how regulatory measures such as plain packaging could see the problem increase worldwide.
This is The Man
Who's in control?
Illegal trade in the press