VA Crimes Commission to Study Cigarette Smuggling

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Enforcement | 0 comments

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 2:58 pm Associated Press | RICHMOND, Va.  – The Virginia State Crime Commission agreed Monday to conduct its own study of illegal cigarette trafficking rather than pass the issue off to the General Assembly’s overworked investigative agency. The panel’s chairman, Sen. Thomas K. Norment, said the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission’s staff already has so many other studies in the...

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Crimes Commission Seeks Action

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Panel to seek action against cigarette trafficking ABC could lead effort against threat linked to organized crime, terror   Northern Virginia Cigarette Board A carload of 750 cartons driven from Virginia and sold in New York without paying New York taxes can mean a profit of nearly $42,000 Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 12:00 am BY FRANK GREEN Richmond Times-Dispatch The Virginia State Crime Commission is drafting legislation aimed at...

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The Tobacco Trail: Smuggling Cigarettes Out of Virginia

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Enforcement | 0 comments

  It’s a crime that happens in plain sight, inside stores up and down the East Coast. The tobacco trail of smuggled cigarettes costs taxpayers millions of dollars and often starts right here in Northern Virginia. Paul Carey is at the center of the battle. He’s chief of enforcement with the Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board. “It’s more profitable than heroin, drugs, methamphetamines. And the penalties are so low,” said Carey. The News4...

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UNLAWFUL POSSESSION/TRANSPORT OF CIGARETTES

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Enforcement | 0 comments

Interstate 95/130 mm, 8/6 11:25 a.m. The Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board received information about the possible transport from the Richmond area of a large amount of untaxed cigarettes and notified the Virginia State Police and Fredericksburg Police Department. A VSP trooper stopped the suspect box truck on I95 and discovered the untaxed cigarettes in the storage hold. City police took possession of the evidence, 1500 cartons of...

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Officers Find 480 Untaxed Cartons

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Enforcement | 0 comments

Paul Carey III, chief of enforcement for the Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board (left), and city police Officer G.F. Macher III place cartons of cigarettes confiscated Thursday in boxes at the Timbrook Public Safety Building in Winchester. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star WINCHESTER — A New York man was arrested after city police confiscated nearly 500 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from his car and motel room Thursday night. Heng...

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Winchester bearing down on cigarette tax violations

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Enforcement | 0 comments

By Joe Beck Winchester authorities intensified their crackdown on illicit cigarette sales Thursday as they confiscated packs by the dozen at all four convenience stores they visited. Some of the packs were missing a city tax stamp, and others were suspected of being counterfeit products smuggled in from China and other countries. Ann Burkholder, Commissioner of Revenue, and Paul J. Carey, chief of enforcement for the Northern Virginia Cigarette...

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