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Port officials seize more than 370,000 packets of contraband cigarettes

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Port authorities at Igoumenitsa, northwestern Greece, have seized more than 370,000 packets of contraband cigarettes that were hidden in a consignment of fish.

Officials said on Saturday that the shipment, seized on Thursday, was in the back of a refrigerated truck due to board a ferry.

The stash of illegal smokes is estimated to be worth 1.2 million euros in lost taxes and excise duty to Greek taxpayers.