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Two caught attempting to smuggle cigarettes to the UK

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The Paphos District Court on Sunday issued four-day remand orders against two people for illegal possession of duty-free goods.

According to  assistant police chief Michalis Nikolaou, the two individuals, aged 26 and 47, arrived at Paphos airport headed for the United Kingdom.

Following a luggage inspection by customs officers, a total of over 3.8kg of tobacco and 119 boxes containing a total of over 23,000 cigarettes were found and confiscated.

The two were arrested for illegal possession of duty-free goods and placed under a four-day house arrest.

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