Border Force seizes three million cigarettes at Harwich

From: East Anglican Daily Times

Will Lodge

Cigarettes seized from smugglers at Port of Harwich

Border Force officers have foiled a plot to smuggle nearly three million cigarettes into the UK at the Port of Harwich.

The 2.9m cigarettes had been shipped from the Hook of Holland inside a trailer containing large panes of sheet glass.

They had been hidden inside cut-out sections of the glass, but an anomaly was spotted on Sunday when officers x-rayed the trailer

If unspotted the import could have cost the Treasury approximately £675,000 in unpaid duty.

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