NY Strike Force Seizes Illegal Tobacco Products

Dec 26, 2017

A New York "cigarette strike force" has seized more than 1.5 Million illegal cigars -- a 476 percent increase from last year...

Governor Andrew Cuomo says a special task force created to crack down on illegal tobacco has seized more than $6 million worth of contraband cigarettes and cigars this year. The Democrat announced Tuesday that the $6.6 million seized in 2017 is $1 million more than what authorities hauled in last year. The contraband included more than 1.5 million illegal cigars and 47,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes.

(c) 2017 AP

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