(LAUREL, Del.)- The Laurel Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Pick-up truck for traffic violations.

Officers made contact with the operator, 22 year old Waael Alsaeidi, of East Elmhurst, NY. During the investigation, officers found Alsaeidi in possession of 1184 cartons of untaxed cigarettes. Approximately total value of the cigarettes is $70,000 dollars, police said.

Alsaeidi was arrested on 39 counts of Possession of Untaxed Tobacco Products where Tax Has Not Been Paid and the traffic violation.

Alsaeidi was transported back to the LPD where he was processed and committed to SCI in default of a $5000.00 secured bond.

The cigarettes were seized as evidence.