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NY man found with 938 cartons of untaxed cigarettes

Published On: Mar 10 2014 09:49:38 AM EDT
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A traffic stop on Interstate 78 revealed a lot more than police may have expected.

State police stopped 40-year-old Mohammed Nashiri of New York, N.Y. around 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 24 at Exit 55 (Cedar Crest Blvd.) in Salisbury Twp., Lehigh County.

When they searched his vehicle, they said they found 938 cartons of untaxed cigarettes, which totals around 187,600 smokes.

Police said this incident is pending court proceedings.