Nearly 10 mln packets of contraband cigarettes intercepted

Members of the SDOE financial crimes unit on Monday intercepted nearly 10 million packets of contraband cigarettes in a container at the port of Thessaloniki, northern Greece.

The container had come from Port Said in Egypt, while its recipient was a newly established firm in Serres, northeastern Greece.

SDOE officials estimate that the cigarettes represent about 2 million euros in lost taxes.