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Massive Cigarette Smuggling Ring Busted At JFK Airport 

Jump to full article: Queens (NY) Chronicle, 2004-11-18
Author: Bryan Joiner, South Queens Editor


A shipment of over 150,000 cigarette cartons was seized Tuesday by federal investigators at Kennedy Airport.

One hundred fifty thousand cartons of illegally purchased cigarettes bound for the United States were confiscated Tuesday at Kennedy Airport in the first major bust there of non-taxed cigarettes bought over the Internet. Federal, state and local authorities combed through the inventory Tuesday. The bust was the result of investigations by several agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, postal inspectors, customs agents, state and federal tax agents and investigators from the Queens District Attorney's and U.S. Attorney's offices.

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