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NEWS: Flushing Men Smuggled Cigs for $135K

Posted by admin on Jun 24, 2011 9:03:31 AM
Two men from Flushing and Jackson Heights have been arrested for allegedly running a cigarette smuggling ring that Queens District Attorney Richard Brown contends ripped off taxpayers in New York to the tune of almost $60,000.

Ben Chuan Chen, 37, of 136-19 60th Ave., and Luis Robert Liendo-Guillen, 56, of both 35-40 91st St. and Miami, Fla., were arrested June 15 along with Liu-Qin Feng of Manhattan in connection with the sale of untaxed cigarettes and possession of 900 cartons of illegal, untaxed cigarettes valued at about $100,000, and nearly $35,000 in cash, according to the DA.

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Topics: Consumer Goods