Contraband Smokeless Tobacco Law and Legal Definition

According to 18 USCS § 2341 [Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure Part i. Crimes Chapter 114. Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco] contraband smokeless tobacco means “a quantity in excess of 500 single-unit consumer-sized cans or packages of smokeless tobacco, or their equivalent, that are in the possession of any person other than--

(A) a person holding a permit issued pursuant to chapter 52 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 [26 USCS §§ 5701 et seq.] as manufacturer of tobacco products or as an export warehouse proprietor, a person operating a customs bonded warehouse pursuant to section 311 or 555 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1311, 1555), or an agent of such person;

(B) a common carrier transporting such smokeless tobacco under a proper bill of lading or freight bill which states the quantity, source, and designation of such smokeless tobacco;

(C) a person who--

(i) is licensed or otherwise authorized by the State where such smokeless tobacco is found to engage in the business of selling or distributing tobacco products; and

(ii) has complied with the accounting, tax, and payment requirements relating to such license or authorization with respect to such smokeless tobacco; or

(D) an officer, employee, or agent of the United States or a State, or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States or a State (including any political subdivision of a State), having possession of such smokeless tobacco in connection with the performance of official duties