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Feds raid five Cecil liquor stores

As part of a years-long investigation into suspected liquor smuggling between Cecil County and New York retailers, federal investigators have raided five shops where people are suspected of illegally acting as middlemen for hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of alcoholic beverages since 2009.

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Va. man agrees to $5M restitution in cigarette case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A businessman convicted in a cigarette smuggling case has agreed to pay restitution totaling more than $5 million to Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and New York City. U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy says 50-year-old Vijay N. Patel ...

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22 charged in racketeering indictment in Md.

Twenty-two members of the Dead Man Incorporated prison gang are facing a federal racketeering indictment that alleges that they were involved in drug trafficking, smuggling contraband into prison and four killings. The indictment was unsealed Wednesday after the arrests of ...

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3 plead guilty to smuggling counterfeit goods through Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Three people have pleaded guilty to plotting to smuggle counterfeit Coach handbags made in Malaysia and China into the Port of Baltimore. Forty-three-year-old Kin Yip Ng of Whitestone, N.Y., 39-year-old Lidan Zhang of China and 32-year-old Josephine Zhou ...

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