FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) — Comptroller Peter Franchot wants to crack down on cigarette smuggling.
Franchot, along with representatives from his field enforcement division and the Center for Tobacco Regulation, will call for tougher penalties for cigarette smugglers Monday.READ MORE: Job Fair Aims To Help Candidates Find Path Out Of COVID-19 Pandemic
The General Assembly is considering legislation to increase penalties for people caught smuggling cigarettes into Maryland.READ MORE: 83-Year-Old Man John Lomax Jr. Killed In Reisterstown Crash
The House of Delegates passed the legislation in March and a Senate committee recently considered the bill, but has not yet voted on the measure.
According to officials in the comptroller’s office, more cigarettes have been confiscated in the last nine months than in the entire 2011 fiscal year.MORE NEWS: Murder Of Pregnant Woman Rabiah Ahmad, Daughter Ahja Still Unsolved One Year Later
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