Traffic stop leads to biggest seizure of untaxed tobacco products in MN history: More than $74,000 in tobacco taxes should have been paid

From: DL-Online

The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that the Washington County Attorney’s Office recently charged Mohammad A.M. Abdul Majid and Iman Gencehan Ugurlu, both from Bridgeview, IL, with one count each of felony aiding and abetting possession of untaxed tobacco products and one count each of felony aiding and abetting aggravated forgery.


Observing several commercial motor vehicle violations, the complaint states that the trooper escorted the vehicle to the nearest weight station where a commercial vehicle inspector could safely perform an inspection of the truck. The men revealed that the truck was carrying tobacco products and they reportedly provided an invoice for their shipment to the trooper. Neither the distributor, Statewide Distributors Inc., nor the wholesaler, Hudson Wholesale LLC, were found to exist at the addresses listed on the invoice, according to the complaint.

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