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Turkish Cypriot fined €9,000 for cigarette smuggling

A Turkish Cypriot man has been fined €9,000 after he was stopped by customs on Tuesday night bringing 170 cartons of cigarettes from the north to the government controlled areas.

According to police, his car was stopped on the Pyla–Dhekelia road at about 8pm and the cartons were discovered. The man was taken to Oroklini police station.

When the cartons were counted, he was fined €9,000. He was held in custody until arrangements were made to pay the money.

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