Members of the crime prevention department seized a large quantity of cigarettes and tobacco on Wednesday evening in the Nicosia district.
They had been illegally imported via the north.
In total, they found 78 cartons of cigarettes containing 200 cigarettes each and 120 packets of tobacco of 50 grammes.
Customs officers summoned to the scene calculated the duty for the products due was €4,172.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested but later released after an out-of-court settlement was accepted by the customs director.
He paid a total of €8.500 before he was allowed to leave in his car.