Thank You Comptroller Franchot For Shining A Spotlight on the Illicit Trade, Protecting Kids from Alcohol and Tobacco

Editor’s Note: Illicit tobacco vendors sell cigarettes to kids.

From: WTOP

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.

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