British American Tobacco under criminal probe by US regulators


LUCKY Strike cigarette maker British American Tobacco is under a criminal investigation by U.S. regulators over suspected sanctions-busting, The Times reported on Tuesday.

The company is being probed for "suspicions of breach of sanctions" by the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), a financial intelligence and enforcement agency under the U.S. Treasury department, the report said, adding it was not clear which country or countries the regulators were focusing on.

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