Over 20 tons of contraband cigarettes seized in Mesolongi

Eight crewmen on board the Moldova-flagged SHT Huseyin Akil were arrested Friday in Platigiali, Mesolongi, on charges of transporting over 20 tons of contraband cigarettes.

Coast guard and customs officers confiscated the cigarettes, while authorities estimated that they represented more than 13 million euros in unpaid customs charges and tariffs.