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Over 2,000kg fruit from the north seized

ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΑ ΚΥΠΡΟΥ ΚΑΤΑΣΧΕΣΗ ΠΟΣΟΣΤΗΤΑΣ ΦΡΟΥΤΩΝ

Police on Saturday said they seized more than 2.3 tonnes of fruit found stored in a wholesale market in Nicosia, believed to have been smuggled from the occupied areas.

The produce was located early on Saturday during a joint operation by the police, the customs department and the agriculture ministry after a tip off that a fruit and vegetable seller smuggles fruit from the north and sells it at his stall at the Nicosia wholesale market.

Officers raided the business at around 3am and found 2,343kg of fruit: tomatoes, apples, nectarines, peaches, and plums.

The produce was seized pending investigations.



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