From: Mid-Hudson Valley Patch
People in Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Brooklyn and Queens were charged.
Mid Hudson Valley, NY
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said Friday that its Cigarette Strike Force has seized 5,305 cartons of contraband cigarettes, 2,646 contraband cigars, and 23,092 counterfeit cigarette tax stamps since the beginning of May.
Tax investigators, in their ongoing campaign against illegal tobacco trafficking and state tax violations, made arrests and seizures in Queens, Brooklyn, Poughkeepsie, and Newburgh.