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The new crackdown on tobacco — from flavor bans on virtually all tobacco and nicotine products to a new era of 21-years-only sales — has created a new problem for law enforcement: Where to put all those cigarettes?

In Massachusetts, for example, state police have run out of space to store untaxed cigarettes that were seized by smugglers. As a result, tobacco tax enforcement in the Bay State has been stymied.

After years in which the state has interdicted millions of dollars in illicit cigarettes,  law enforcement officials have only seized over $30,000 in untaxed tobacco products since July of 2019.