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Man fined €3,700 for untaxed tobacco

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A 51-year-old Limassol man was fined a total €3,700 for possession of a large quantity of tobacco on which duty had not been paid, police said on Thursday.

The man was stopped on Wednesday during an operation by Limassol police and after a search of his car 20 packs of tobacco 25 grams were found.

After a search of his house and his second car, carried out with his written consent, 21 cartons and five packs of cigarettes were found, as well as another 23 packs of tobacco.

The man was fined €2,580 for possession of the cigarettes and tobacco as well as €1,120 for the confiscation of his cars. The cars have not been returned because he had not paid the second fine.

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