Gaithersburg Man Charged With Cigarette Smuggling

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick City Police say they have charged a Gaithersburg man after a traffic stop led to their
discovery of marijuana and untaxed cigarettes.

The Frederick News-Post reports that officers also found that Abdul Osman, 28, was driving on a suspended license when they stopped him for a broken tail light Wednesday evening in the 1000-block of West Patrick Street.

They say their investigation uncovered a small amount of marijuana and 50 cartons of cigarettes with Virginia tax stamps.

Maryland residents may not bring more than two packs of untaxed cigarettes into the state. Nonresidents are limited to one carton.

Osman was being held at the Frederick County jail in lieu of $12,500 bail. He is charged with driving while suspended;
possession of marijuana and paraphernalia; and transporting untaxed cigarettes.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • meeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Illegal to import more than 2 packs per person in MD? So it is illegal to purchase a carton out of state and bring it to MD? What a scam to guarantee taxes. I guess they better put a gasoline law in effect to kep people from getting gas across state lines too. BROKE A$$ Maryland! Ball so hard, more like fall so hard!

  • ulysses

    From the looks of it, he had a bad smoking habit. Fuc U OweMalley.

  • Matt

    You must mean 2 cartons. I can bring up to 2 cartons through customs into MD and not be committing a crime

  • J

    FU OMALLEY and YOUR WIFE!!! Hows your drunk daughter?

  • Dinger

    How are they untaxed if they have Virginia tax stamps on them?

    • meeeeeeeeeeeeee

      If maryland doesnt get their cut then maryland will strike you down… Haven’t you seen any mafia movies??? When you don’t pay them they eff your future up. In this case incarceration and being black listed for jobs. Then be paid minimally with no chance of improvement because of the propaganda surrounding so many laws.

  • Fedup

    Where is customs coming into Maryland??

  • h

    worst move I did was to maryland. best move was when I moved out.

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