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ATF busts cigarette smuggling operation in Pinetop area

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Navajo County deputies and federal agents have taken down a cigarette smuggling operation in eastern Arizona.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said about 60 of their agents and Navajo County Sheriff's Office deputies found tobacco, weapons and approximately $1 million in cash at properties in the Pinetop Lakes and Pinetop Country Club areas on Dec. 10.

NCSO Chief Deputy Jim Molesa said the bust was in relation to a nationwide investigation involving sales of untaxed tobacco.

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