“Ever wonder about the difference in prices for cheese, between Buffalo and Fort Erie?”
The quote below is from a case in Niagara recently completed:
The offender, a police officer, was the organizer of a racket in which another constable smuggled cheese across the border from Buffalo to Fort Erie, which cheese was sold to local restaurants for profit at discount prices that were made possible by the evasion of the 246 percent duty. About $133,000 worth of cheese and other food was smuggled, with the result that about $325,000 worth of duty was evaded.
That’s right, the duty is 246%!!! No wonder pizza is cheaper in Buffalo.