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Six Men, Including Three Local Law Enforcement Officers, Charged with Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JADALLAH SAED, age 30; ANWAR ABDELMAJID-AHMAD, a/k/a Tony, age 29, both of Gretna; ATALLA ATALLA, a/k/a Tommy, age 38, of Wilmington, North Carolina; JUSTIN BROWN, age 29; JOSHUA CARTHON, age 32, and GARRETT PARTMAN, age 31, all of New Orleans, were arrested yesterday in connection with the unsealing of an Indictment charging them with conspiring to traffic in contraband cigarettes and evading the federal excise tax imposed on tobacco; trafficking in contraband cigarettes, and interstate transportation in aid of racketeering enterprises, in Title 18, United States Code, Sections 371 and 1952(a)(3), respectively.