Smuggling cigarettes over the Italy-Switzerland border.
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From the post-war era to the beginning of the 1970s, cigarette smuggling was one the most flourishing trades in the border area between the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino and Italy. Smugglers often trudged long distances over difficult terrain to escape the Italian tax police. (Photos: RDB/Schleiniger)