The second home this week on the same block in St. Clair is on fire

ST. LOUIS – Illegal smugglers are heading to St. Louis as a welcome headquarters to earn millions of dollars. They can make illegal profits from cigarettes. Just one pack of cigarettes can earn $2, just by taking it to Illinois.

That’s because Missouri’s tobacco tax is only 17 cents per pack. Tobacco tax is $2.98 in Illinois, on the same package. And in Chicago, the tobacco tax rises to $7.16. The tax disparity has led to a smuggling pipeline.

Smugglers sometimes hide their contraband in garbage bags or grocery bags as they drive them through state lines. Other smugglers stack them neatly for maximum profit. From vans to trailers, a load can make $10,000 just by driving it through Mississippi. It could raise $30,000 if they go to Chicago.

https://fox2now.com/news/illinois/second-home-this-week-on-the-same-block-in-st-clair-county-catches-fire/ The second home this week on the same block in St. Clair is on fire

Charles Jones

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