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[Maryland, New York, Virginia] Comptroller’s FED Agents Assist in Two-State Illegal Cigarettes Probe

Agents from the Comptroller of Maryland’s Field Enforcement Division (FED) assisted Maryland State Police and the Henrico County (Va.) Police Department, as well as federal and state law enforcement agencies, in a nearly two-year investigation of illegal
The Bay Net (Hollywood, MD)
added May 13, 2017 01:43

[Virginia] Couple sentenced for massive cigarette trafficking operation based in Wyndham home

prosecutors say oversaw a multimillion-dollar cigarette trafficking operation will each be incarcerated and have to pay tens of thousands of dollars in civil penalties, a judge ruled Wednesday. Prosecutor Michael Feinmel said Qiuyue Chen, 36, was the mai
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added May 11, 2017 20:04

Virginia Police Bust Migrant Gang Smuggling Cigarettes for $30 Million

alleged criminals included a diverse set of migrants from Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, and Mauritania...smuggling was also tied to many other crimes...allegedly stole rental outlets have downplayed police statements that the suspects are foreign nat
added May 11, 2017 19:45

[Virginia] River District tobacco mural ‘a great reminder of the history of this area’

A mural highlighting Danville’s tobacco history was dedicated in the River District on Friday morning. The 20-by-30-foot Tobacco Heritage Mural was painted in December on the side of 308 Craghead St. that faces Patton Street and is visible from the Rive
Danville (VA) Register & Bee
added May 11, 2017 03:26

[New York, West Virginia] Virginia company and five individuals indicted on cigarette smuggling charges

indictment charges that the defendants transported large quantities of cigarettes across state lines for redistribution and sale. The cigarettes were acquired in Virginia, where the tax rate for cigarettes is one of the lowest in the nation, and sold in o
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added May 11, 2017 03:25

[Virginia] Hampton Roads public housing moving to smoke-free

The 75-year-old Houston lives in Asbury Place, a public housing complex in Hampton. By August 2018, apartments like his will be smoke-free. A new federal rule bans lit tobacco products from public housing, including Section 8 homes and apartments, across
Newport News (VA) Daily Press
added May 9, 2017 21:13

[New York, Virginia] LETTER: COD, May 5, 2017: Cigarette smuggling not our problem

Locking away poor and desperate people, as the vast majority of those caught in this net are, for making what would otherwise be a lawful purchase here in Virginia on behalf of another state is a bad deal for all Virginians.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added May 9, 2017 20:46

[New York] Trafficking network purchased 600,000 cartons of Virginia cigarettes for black market resale, Henrico police say

The network used falsified documents to create 29 fictitious businesses in the Richmond area, which allowed them to make large bulk purchases...Most of the suspects are originally from the northwest African country of Mauritania, and some are from Morocco
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added May 9, 2017 20:14

[Virginia] 43 arrested in Henrico illegal cigarette trafficking bust

In late 2015, the Henrico County Police Division began investigating cigarette trafficking in Henrico County because of a series of violent crimes that were associated with it. According to police, a number of robberies, shootings and burglaries happene
WRIC Channel 8 (Richmond, VA)
added May 8, 2017 19:10
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[Virginia] FCPD involved in multi-agency cigarette trafficking ring arrests

A multi-agency investigation including Fairfax County Police has resulted in multiple arrests including cigarette tax fraud and smuggling being operated from a home in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County.
Fairfax County (VA) Times
added May 8, 2017 19:10
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