NY Task Force Seizes About $1.7 Million in Illegal Tobacco Products

By Joe Gullo

Published 07/14 2014 05:15PM

Updated 07/14 2014 06:17PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - Within the first six months, New York's new cigarette strike force has seized nearly $1.7 million dollars worth of contraband and cash around the state.

The task force targets illegal tobacco trafficking and sales.   
The cartons are being seized if they're unstamped or unlawfully stamped.

The strike force is a cooperative effort between the New York State Tax Department,12 federal and local law agencies.

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