http://www.wbng.com/news/state/Lawsuit-accuses-UPS-of-illegally-shipping-292398381.html I think I just had my WTF moment of the day..... NY sues UPS for shipping millions of untaxed cigarettes February 18, 2015 Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 3:20 PM EST (WBNG Binghamton) United Parcel Service Inc. is facing a lawsuit alleging that the shipping giant transported 136 million contraband cigarettes -- or nearly 700,000 untaxed cartons -- across New York state. The lawsuit was jointly filed in federal court in Manhattan by the state and the City of New York, according to a press release sent Thursday by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter. “We contend that UPS cost this state millions in revenue and is helping to make illegal, low-cost cigarettes available to our young people, who are disproportionally lured to smoking by lower costs," Schneiderman said. "To limit smoking, which remains the number one preventable public health crisis today, we must stop the flow of illegal cigarettes and enforce the law.” UPS is accused of making nearly 80,000 separate, illegal shipments during a four-year period, between at least 2010 and 2014. This has resulted in a direct tax loss to the state and city of over $29.7 million and $4.7 million, according to Schneiderman's office. "UPS has deliberately turned a blind eye to the fact that millions of dollars’ worth of untaxed cigarettes are shipped each year through its facilities, as outlined in our complaint,” Carter said. Of the total number of UPS deliveries in New York, the complaint alleges that almost 36,000 went to addresses in the five boroughs and at least 70 were handed to a child, which is illegal. That's according to UPS’s own records. The complaint seeks damages and penalties totaling more than $180 million.