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State Budgets / Interstate Smuggling #1005172

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Annapolis, Maryland: Bob Orr) How states are losing revenue to interstate smuggling examined; scenes shown from Interstate 95 at the Virginia-Maryland border where a smuggler was caught with cases of cigarettes and from a Philadelphia sting operation; details given about how the cigarette smuggling and sales works. [Maryland anti-smuggling Jeff KELLY††- talks about cigarette smuggling.] [On I-95, ATF agent Rich MARIANOS††- likens the lucrative cigarette smuggling to Prohibition.] The billions lost on untaxed cigarettes and the problem of weak laws cited.

Pelley, Scott;
Orr, Bob

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