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Woman arrested with 23kg of tobacco at airport

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A woman was arrested at Larnaca airport in the early hours of Friday for carrying 460 packages of tobacco in her luggage, amounting in a total of 23 kilos, it was announced on Friday by the Customs Department.

According to the announcement, during a routine check on luggage on a flight bound for Gatwick,  police in cooperation with the customs officers, found the tobacco in a suitcase.

The passenger was arrested and the tobacco seized. Unpaid taxes amounted to €4,800 as the contraband was traced to the north.

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