Cyprus Mail

Customs seize 240 cartons of duty free cigarettes

duty free cigarettes

Customs said Friday they have seized 240 cartons of cigarettes wrapped as presents during a routine check at the Ayios Dhometios crossing point.

A statement said officers found 48,000 Parliament cigarettes in a car driven by a Turkish Cypriot crossing from the north on Thursday.

The man was arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of untaxed tobacco products and attempting to avoid paying tax worth close to €9,000.

The cigarettes and the vehicle were seized while the man was remanded in custody for four days.

duty free cigarettes 2


Related Posts

Aristotelous’ new post to be announced next week, says justice minister

Gina Agapiou

Parliament voted to prohibit trade in unripe carobs

Elias Hazou

House Defence committee discusses cooperation with Germany, weapon upgrades

Staff Reporter

Man drowns while scuba diving in Paralimni

Elias Hazou

Former spy boss brought out of retirement to head up the Central Intelligence Service

Elias Hazou

Paphos gears up for Kataklysmos festivities

Iole Damaskinos