26,390,000 illegal cigarettes seized by Latvia

From: The Baltic Course

Conducting physical control of rail cargos, customs officers of the State Revenue Service (VID) at Rezekne customs checkpoint, eastern Latvia, seized 26,390,000 illegal cigarettes, VID reported.

The train with contraband cigarettes arrived in Latvia from Russia.


The customs officers seized 2,139 boxes with Fest cigarettes and 500 boxes with NZ Gold cigarettes with Belarus excise labels. In total the customs officers seized 26,390,000 cigarettes.

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Four Individuals Arrested for Attempt to Smuggle Contraband Cigarettes from Mauritanian Coasts (Morocco)

From: Maghreb PRESS AGENCY

Rabat   –  The judicial police of Dakhla arrested, Friday, four individuals for their alleged involvement in an attempt to smuggle a large amount of contraband cigarettes from the Mauritanian coasts.

According to a statement by the national police (DGSN), the suspects were arrested on board a traditional boat in “La Sarga” beach, 8 km southwest of Dakhla, in possession of 111,000 boxes of contraband cigarettes of different types, packed in 222 large bags.

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