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Violent criminals expand into cigarettes

Posted Apr 18 2011 5:47am

So…does this mean we should legalize drugs AND keep taxes low?

A recent wave of state tobacco tax increases, designed to pump revenue into cash-strapped local governments, is inspiring an increasingly dangerous cigarette smuggling industry where big profits lure violent criminal gangs and drug traffickers into the booming illegal market, according to law enforcement officials and court records.


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