New Jersey’s ‘Tobacco Road’: Cops Make Cigarette Counterfeiting Bust


Cigarette traffickers stock up in low-tax states like Virginia and sell them in New Jersey for a huge profit, police say.

By Eric Kiefer

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Law enforcement officials have dubbed it “Tobacco Road.” A smuggler’s route that runs from the Carolinas to Maine, the stretch of Interstate 195 is used to generate large profits for those who roll the dice and try to transport cigarettes from low-tax states such as Virginia and re-sell them in high-tax states such as New Jersey.


On Wednesday, authorities claimed that while investigating an alleged carjacking, Newark police discovered and busted a significant waystation on the New Jersey leg of Tobacco Road.

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