Eltingville husband and wife indicted in federal cigarette smuggling scheme [NY]

From: SILive.com

By Ryan Lavis

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Fourteen people, including a Staten Island husband and wife, were indicted on federal charges for allegedly smuggling contraband cigarettes from southern states to sell in New York.

The defendants made a “substantial profit,” officials said, by purchasing large quantities of cigarettes in Missouri and Georgia, where the state tax is significantly cheaper, and selling them in New York, according to a 14-count indictment handed down Feb. 18 and unsealed last Thursday.

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