“That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”
The leaf merchant was not impressed with our suggestion to track down a cigarette counterfeiter in Paraguay and interview him for an upcoming article in Tobacco Reporter about the illicit tobacco trade.
“You’ll never find one. And even if you do, they will kill you.”
Good. That confirms our idea has legs.
We will travel to Ciudad del Este in Paraguay to find an illegal trader and visit some legitimate manufacturers en route to get their perspectives.