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Man fined €8,500 after duty free tobacco found

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A 29-year-old owner of a Limassol mini market was fined €8,500 on Wednesday after police found duty free tobacco at his premises. The tobacco, which had no Greek language information, was confiscated.

Acting on a tip off, police searched the mini market on Wednesday morning with the consent of the owner but found nothing suspicious. They then searched a second shop operated by the same person, where they found 21 cartons of tobacco and 12 cartons of cigarettes.

The man’s car was also searched and in it police found hookah tobacco without the necessary Greek-language information, which they also confiscated.

The 29-year-old was arrested and taken to Limassol police station where he paid the out of court fine to customs and was released.

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