Virginia man found with 84K untaxed cigars after 95 tunnel crash

Virginia man found with 84K untaxed cigars after 95 tunnel crash

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A crash inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel led to the confiscation of 84,000 untaxed cigars and the arrest of a Virginia man, said Maryland Transportation Authority police.

Police said Moeez Khaliq, 20, of Glen Allen, Va., got in a crash in his Chevrolet Express work van on Tuesday. Oct. 9. The crash involved a Toyota Sienna.

A probable-cause search of Khaliq's vehicle turned up 84,048 unstamped tobacco products and more than $16,000 on his person.

Khaliq was charged with transporting cigars within Maryland without the tobacco tax being paid and unlawfully possessing 84,048 in unstamped tobacco products.

The total tax loss for the state of Maryland is $58,833.60, according to MDTA.



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