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Man busted for illegal cigs

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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 1:47 am, Thu Feb 13, 2014.

An Elmhurst man was arrested in the Bronx on Tuesday for the illegal transportation, storing and sale of untaxed contraband cigarettes.

Hassan Aidibi, 39, was charged with four felonies related to the possession or transport for sale of 10,000 cigarettes or more and was released on his own recognizance.

Police believe the 942 seized cartons of cigarettes Aidibi allegedly possessed came from Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The combined state and city tax amount on the cigarettes Aidibi allegedly dodged totaled approximately $56,220.

He is due in court on March 11.

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