Two charged with cigarette smuggling

March 4, 2009 8:58:32 AM PST
Halifax deputies say they've charged two men with smuggling cigarettes.An officer stopped 25-year-old Robert Pule and 30-year-old Jacques Dupont for speeding on Highway 158 Tuesday.

After stopping the men, Deputy Roy Viverette noticed the Lincoln they were driving had an expired tag. The deputy did a search of the truck and said he found $1,280 in cash sticking out from behind the glove compartment and trash bags full of cigarettes in the truck bed.

Pule - a citizen of Ecuador - was charged with speeding and possession and transportation of non tax paid cigarettes. Dupont - from New York - was also charged with possession and transportation of non tax paid cigarettes.

Both men were booked into the Halifax County Jail on a $100,000 bond.


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