Police seize thousands of contraband cigarettes in Komotini

Western Thrace
Thu, 8 Dec 2022 5:27 GMT
16,500 packs of contraband cigarettes and 30 kg of contraband tobacco were seized by the Komotini Police.
Police seize thousands of contraband cigarettes in Komotini

16,500 packs of contraband cigarettes and 30 kg of contraband tobacco were seized by the Komotini Police.

Two citizens were arrested on Tuesday (6-12-2022) evening, in a rural area of ​​Rodopi, by police officers of the Komotini Security Department, against whom a case file was filed for violation of the law on the national customs code.

After a thorough investigation regarding the activities of the perpetrators in the illegal trafficking of tobacco products, the police found the perpetrators driving cars, inside which were found a total of 16,500 packs of cigarettes and 600 nylon packs with tobacco, with a total weight of 30 kg, for which the corresponding taxes and duties had not been paid to the public.

The above quantities of contraband cigarettes and tobacco were confiscated, as well as the two vehicles used by the perpetrators.

Those arrested will be taken to the Criminal Prosecutor of Rodopi, while the Komotini Security Department is conducting the preliminary investigation.

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