Millions of illegal cigarettes intercepted

Millions of illegal cigarettes intercepted

World April 20, 2016 12:28

hannover - The German Customs has intercepted nearly 2.5 million illegal cigarettes were destined for the Dutch market. On the cigarette excise was not paid. The Treasury would be lost 370,000 euros. A 47-year-old German was arrested. Justice is still looking for the manufacturer of the cigarettes and to potential buyers.

German police announced the discovery Wednesday. It involved 12 400 cartons. The packaging was the mark West, but probably they were forgeries. The packages were also Dutch health warnings.

German Customs had a group of cigarette smugglers in a while in their sights. The officers saw last week that a shipment was delivered to a warehouse in Spenge, east of Osnabruck. They then attacked the pilot inside.

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