Contraband smokes seized in Thessaloniki port


Customs officials in Thessaloniki on Thursday announced the seizure of 10.5 million packets of contraband cigarettes that had been declared as car tires on a shipment to the northern port from the Chinese port of Shekou. 

The customs authorities’ sniffer dogs detected the cigarettes, which would have cost the state more than 2 million euros in lost taxes and customs tariffs, according to estimates.