Editor’s Note: Illicit tobacco vendors sell cigarettes to kids.
Md. comptroller opens vault of alcohol, tobacco to expose lucrative crime
By Megan Cloherty
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stands in front of a room full of seized contraband now being used as evidence in active cases. (Courtesy Comptroller’s office)
WASHINGTON — Maryland’s comptroller cracked open a vault of contraband in the basement of a government building to shine a light on what’s being done to stop a common crime.
In the basement of the Treasury Building in Annapolis, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stood among the illegal cigarettes and alcohol valued at nearly $1 million on Thursday.