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New York Man Arrested In Somerset Co. For Untaxed Cigarettes

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Mansour Shabaik Mansour Shabaik

SOMERSET CO., Md. - A New York man was charged, after law enforcement reportedly found a large amount of untaxed cigarettes in his vehicle.

The Somerset County Sheriff's Office says on December 22nd, Deputies stopped a Chevy Tahoe in Westover, for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers searched the SUV and reportedly found 469 cartons of untaxed Virginia cigarettes, marijuana, and nearly $10,000 in cash.

The driver, Mansour Shabaik, apparently told Police that he had spent almost $20,000 on the cigarettes, and planned to sell half in New York, and ship the other half to his family in Egypt.

Shabaik was charged with possession and trafficking untaxed cigarettes, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was later released on $25,000 bond.

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