Ok, and where did I get it wrong? It's still illegal, right? Organized crime, you say? Oh, wait, cigarettes are legal, so there shouldn't be any organized crime involving cigarettes. Being legal, automatically means that the crime involving cigarettes will go away. Yes?Basically it's an organized crime thing where they take cigarettes from a state with low taxes on cigarettes and bring them to a state with high cigarette taxes to sell them. I suggest you read up more on google.