Authorities in New York want to sue UPS $ 872 million from the delivery of duty-free cigarettes

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New York State requires representatives in the Federal Court to fine the delivery service United Parcel Service of $ 872 million for a tax-free delivery of more than 683 thousand. Packs of cigarettes from American Indian reservations, according to Reuters.

The Federal Court of New York is considering a lawsuit against UPS, which is accused of smuggling cigarettes from low-tax territories. State attorneys and the prosecutor Eric Schneiderman on Monday demanded the appointment of supervision of the action of the service and to pay $ 872 million in penalties and compensation for legal costs.

In the filed in February 2015, the lawsuit alleges that in 2010, UPS illegally sent to New York more than 683 thousand. Packs of cigarettes from Indian reserves, where they are not subject to duty. Wholesale and retail supply of duty-free tobacco products, according to the lawyers state, roughly violate the agreement between UPS and New York from 2005 to stop unlicensed deliveries in the state of the product.

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