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Man arrested for having $73k in untaxed cigarettes

October 17, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Police have arrested a Virginia man after they allegedly found more than $73,000 in untaxed cigarettes in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Delaware.

Georgetown police said they pulled over 44-year-old Tanvir Raffi of Yorktown, Virginia, after he committed a traffic violation Saturday. They said they found several bags filled with cartons of cigarettes during a consensual search of his Ford Explorer. A total of 5,060 packs of cigarettes were found.

Raffi was arrested on four counts of possession of untaxed tobacco products and one count of attempting to evade or defeat tax. He was arraigned and released on $6,400 unsecured bond.

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