A 40-year-old resident of Paphos was arrested Thursday after authorities uncovered an illegal tobacco lab in his home.

The suspect was found producing and distributing hookah tobacco that resembled a popular brand.

Officers of the Customs Department discovered a total of 71 Kg of tobacco in the lab, finished and unfinished, along with various chemicals and equipment.

The intervention prevented low-quality tobacco from reaching the market. These products could potentially harm consumer health.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the District Court of Paphos.