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Businesses accused of selling untaxed cigarettes

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The state Department of Taxation and Finance announced Thursday the arrest of 10 people in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley for allegedly illegally possessing untaxed cigarettes and tobacco. Those arrested are all employees or owners of roll-your-own cigarette outlets. State officials say they possessed quantities of pre-rolled, untaxed cigarettes that were to be sold, in violation of state Tax Law. “They were rolling cigarettes and selling them without tax stamps,” said Geoff Gloak, a ...

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