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Rego Pk woman smuggled cigarettes into U.S.: DA

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KENNEDY AIRPORT — A Rego Park woman was slapped with tax evasion charges after she attempted to smuggle 50 cartons of cigarettes into the country from Uzbekistan, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney.

At about 11:40 p.m., Gulchekhra Kasimova, 36, of 99-44 62nd Ave. in Rego Park, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport and was about to exit Terminal 4, the documents said.

Customs officers searched Kasimova’s luggage and discovered cartons of cigarettes containing 10,000 individual smokes, according the documents.

Kasimova did not declare the tobacco products upon landing and was subsequently arrested, according to the DA.

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