Thousands More Cartons of Cigarettes Seized in Gibraltar by Customs

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Siezed cigarettes
One of the two abandoned cars full of cigarettes Credit: Gibraltar Customs

HM Customs Enforcement units on the Rock have seized two vehicles with 4,600 cartons of cigarettes.

The incident took place last night (August 16) in the early hours when two vehicles were

spotted driving at speed near the deserted cruise terminal.

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Land and marine units were immediately deployed to the area and on arrival individuals were seen jumping onto small rigid inflatable boats ownership of which is illegal in Gibraltar.

Both vehicles were left with the boot doors open and loaded with cases of cigarettes inside.

A search of the area revealed more cases of cigarettes scattered amongst the rocks.


In total officers seized 4,600 cartons of cigarettes of various brands.

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.

Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.

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