Pa. man accused of transporting illegal cigarettes

December 23, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Philadelphia man who was stopped in Hanover was charged Tuesday with transporting a load of untaxed cigarettes, the state comptroller's office said yesterday.

Agents for the comptroller's office stopped Zong Zhan Zheng, 41, on Monday night on Route 295 near Arundel Mills Boulevard driving a 2004 Honda Odyssey containing 4,751 packs of untaxed cigarettes, according to the comptroller's office.

The cigarettes were valued at $19,099.

Zheng was charged with transportation of untaxed cigarettes, a felony, and unlawful possession of them, a misdemeanor.

He was released on recognizance, court records indicate.

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