New York State has become a sanctuary state for terrorist funding. Apparently the “bad guys” are raising money by buying name-brand cigarettes from Indian reservations for as little as $30, attach counterfeit tax stamps, and resell them for more than double the amount they paid. It is illegal for reservations to resell these cigarettes to non-Native Americans without paying the applicable taxes and it is up to the applicable state governments to make sure there is no hanky-panky. Thanks to NY State abdicating its responsiblity, the terrorists are making are making a bundle. Congressman Peter King ran an investigation and the results are below:
Posted 05/05/2008 ET
Under current law, trafficking in illicit cigarettes in this country is a low-risk, high-profitability operation — and that’s exactly why Congress must take the lead in strengthening our current cigarette trafficking laws. It is absolutely imperative that we close the loopholes in the law and deny radical Islamist terrorist groups moneymaking opportunities here and around the world. After all, the security of our homeland depends on it.