July 18, 2012
Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board enforcement officers confiscate cartons of Virginia cigarettes destined for high tax states like New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Cigarette traffickers can make tens of thousands of dollars in a single trip.
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Virginia has long been known as a tobacco-friendly state. Tobacco was one of the first major commercial products for New World European settlers, and the state remains one of the largest producers today. Virginia is also home to some of the cheapest cigarettes in the country.