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Yesterday the New York Times reported that agents from the Bristol, VA office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives had a secret off-the-books bank account. In theory, it was to investigate tobacco smuggling. (The cigarette tax in New York is $4.35 per pack, and NYC slaps on another $1.50. The cigarette tax in Virginia is 30¢ per pack. So smuggling is a big business.)More