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Village store busted for selling tax-free cigarettes

A store in the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Marshall, Alaska, was busted for selling tax-free cigarettes.

State law requires anyone who brings cigarettes into Alaska to obtain a license and purchase a $1 tax stamp for every pack. The store owner was selling cigarettes without a stamp and without the U.S. Surgeon General's health warning.

The store owner allegedly bought cartons of cigarettes on the Internet and sold them at a more than 400 percent profit.

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