State police report record seizure of 32,000 packs of illegal, untaxed cigarettes

This photo taken Friday shows dozens of boxes containing illegal, untaxed boxes of cigarettes that were seized Oct. 12 by the Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Tobacco Control.
(Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration)
This photo taken Friday shows dozens of boxes containing illegal, untaxed boxes of cigarettes that were seized Oct. 12 by the Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Tobacco Control. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration)


In a given year, Arkansas' Tobacco Control Enforcement seizes maybe 200 illegal cartons of cigarettes in the state.

On Oct. 12, the state took possession of 16 times that in a single traffic stop as agents for the Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Tobacco Control seized 32,671 packs of untaxed cigarettes,...

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