Contraband cigarettes seized at Costa Almeria port

SEIZED: Guardia officers discovered 3,000 packets of smokes stashed in vehicles arriving at Almeria port. CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil

GUARDIA Civil seized contraband cigarettes with a combined market value of some €15,000 in just one day during a routine check on passengers and vehicles disembarking at Almeria port.

Officers found nearly 3,000 packs of smokes hidden in the false bottom of a car trailer and behind double covers on the roof, doors and floor of a van. Both vehicles came off the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ferry, which regularly does the route between Almeria city and Oran in Algeria.

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The Guardia said the packets were of various different brands, but all lacked the obligatory tax stamp.





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