Crime, Police/Fire, Traffic

MDTA Police seize 16,200 packages of untaxed cigarettes on I-95 in Harford County

BALTIMORE, MD—On Thursday afternoon, MDTA Police arrested a Michigan man during a traffic stop on I-95 in Harford County. The MDTA Police contacted agents from the Maryland Comptroller’s Office Field Enforcement Division who charged the 20-year-old-man with transporting cigarettes within Maryland without the tobacco tax being paid and unlawfully possessing 16,200 unstamped tobacco products. The total tax loss for the …


Crime, Police/Fire

Police seize $77K in untaxed cigarettes along I-95

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police announced on Thursday that they had arrested a North Carolina man who had nearly 1,200 cartons of untaxed cigarettes with a retail value exceeding $77,000 in his car. “I am grateful and appreciative of the collaborative effort between my Field Enforcement agents and the men and women of the MDTA Police in battling the …


MDTA Police intercept nearly nearly 4,000 packs of untaxed cigarettes on I-95

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police have arrested a New Jersey man who had nearly 4,000 packs of untaxed cigarettes with a retail value exceeding $25,000 in his vehicle. On Wednesday, April 6, an MDTA Police Officer stopped Rosendo Perez-Torres, 68, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, on northbound Interstate 95 in Baltimore County. Perez-Torres, who was driving a …

MDTA Police intercept over 8K packs of untaxed cigarettes on I-95

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police have arrested a New Jersey man who had more than 8,000 packs of untaxed cigarettes with a retail value exceeding $51,000 in his vehicle. On Wednesday, an MDTA Police officer stopped Ronaldo R. Gracia, 42, of Newark, N.J., on northbound I-95 in Baltimore County. Gracia, who was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon, had his vehicle’s …

20K packs of untaxed cigarettes seized along I-95

  The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police have arrested a North Carolina man who had more than 20,000 packs of untaxed cigarettes with a retail value of over $133,000 in his car. “I’d like to thank the Maryland Transportation Authority Police for this arrest. They continue to be a great partner in Maryland’s ongoing efforts to combat illegal cigarette smuggling,” said …