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Sheriff’s office seizes $500,000 in illegal booze and smokes in Kensington

Kensington grocery store Barrel Beer was busted on Aug. 14 for selling untaxed liquor and cigarettes with a fake liquor license.
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A Kensington grocery store was busted with more than $500,000 in untaxed liquor and cigarettes on Aug. 14, according to the Kings County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities raided the grocery store on Ditmas Avenue near E. Fourth Street shortly after 3 p.m., where deputies confiscated more than 5,000 cartons of cigarettes and 1,000 bottles of spirits, authorities said.

The store, which boasted a fraudulent liquor license, was also stocked with dozens of emptied-out soda bottles containing homemade moonshine, which employees were apparently selling to customers, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A 32-year-old staff member, who was working at the time of the raid, was arrested and charged with possession of a forged instrument and possession of untaxed cigarettes, authorities said.

— Additional reporting by Paul Martinka

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at twitter.com/aidangraham95.
Posted 12:00 am, August 19, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

CC says:
Don't you mean "Undocumented" booze and cigarettes?
Aug. 19, 11:02 am
CC says:
I think I’m clever because I’m an idiot.
Aug. 19, 8:19 pm
Donna Changstein says:
Illegal booze to keep the dum dum locals intoxicated and voting for Democrats!
Aug. 19, 9:54 pm
Real CC says:
Hey fake liberal copycat, come out with your own screen name. All of you liberal dummies on the left like to shout people down you don't agree with. This is America and you will never stifle free speech.
Aug. 20, 4:28 am
Real CC says:
You liberals don’t have the guts to post racist comments under a fake name like us conservatives do! Free speech means I can be a racist and the government cannot stifle me. However, when everyone finds out my identity losing my job and friends will be my destiny.
Aug. 20, 7:38 am
Javarious Jacksom from Harlum says:
What idiots keeping that crap at the store location....
Aug. 20, 11:12 am
Bob from Brooklyn says:
Best comment -- Real CC says: You liberals don’t have the guts to post racist comments under a fake name like us conservatives do! Free speech means I can be a racist and the government cannot stifle me. However, when everyone finds out my identity losing my job and friends will be my destiny.
Aug. 20, 5:57 pm
Real real cc says:
Hey fake cc learn proper grammar. It's not us conservatives it's we conservatives. Stupid liberals can't even spesk propper English. No wonder you have all of this time to troll anyone who doesn't adhere to your Communist ideology.
Aug. 20, 8:57 pm
Real real cc says:
No I won't lose my job because my boss is conservative. My friends are less pc than I am. Nice try. Go ahead and doxx me. You don't have the intellect.
Aug. 20, 9 pm
Real real cc says:
Nothing racist about stating the law. If you cross the border outside of a point of entry you are here illegally.
Aug. 20, 9:02 pm
Real real cc says:
I’m almost proud of being a racist, except for staying anonymous online.
Aug. 21, 12:18 pm
Real real real says:
Anonymous like you.
Aug. 21, 3:49 pm
Mbango Wagadougou says:
Henry be quiet. Stop supporting criminals, illegals, thugs, Democrats. If you hate this country then leave. i’m sure you would love living amongst Boko Harum, ISIS, Ebola and MS-13. Buh bye!
Aug. 21, 7:31 pm
Kwame nkruma says:
The racist word is played out. Come out with something new.
Aug. 21, 9:32 pm

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