Md. Comptroller’s Office targets cigarette smugglers
WASHINGTON (WUSA9)–The I-95 corridor used to be known for drug running up and down the East Coast but now traffickers of a different kind are using that route. Cigarette smugglers are finding the cheap prices and low tax rates in Virginia a big incentive to break the law. In fact, cigarette smuggling has become as profitable as trafficking heroin or cocaine. “The money is huge. The money is as big as running illegal narcotics,” explained an agent.