Operation Can Scam breaks up can smuggling ring

October 3: Beverage can smuggling scams are defrauding the Michigan Bottle Deposit Fund in the US of $13m a year, cash that is otherwise used for environmental clean-up projects.
The smugglers have been exploiting the difference in the deposit between the states that have them, shipping cans from those with a 5-cent tax to those with a 10-cent tax.
But the authorities have been catching up with the smugglers.

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