Contraband smokes seized in Thessaloniki port

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.

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