TAXES: Booze in the Wind

High federal taxes on liquor have produced a growing bootleg industry, and not all of it is hidden away in mountain valleys. Last week in Brooklyn, federal investigators made one of their biggest finds since prohibition days. Residents reported an aroma of mash in the wind and yeasty bubbles on the East River. Agents followed their noses to a two-story abandoned waterfront warehouse, climbed a six-foot metal fence, had a scuffle with a Doberman pinscher (which bit two of them), broke down three doors, and found a still which cost $50,000 to build. It could turn out 2,500 gallons of...

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