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Kiosk owner caught with 39 cartons of contraband cigarettes

Kiosk owner caught with 39 cartons of contraband cigarettesA Greek Cypriot kiosk owner was arrested by police on Monday for the possession of 39 cartons of contraband cigarettes with customs duties valued at €1,373.
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A Greek Cypriot kiosk owner was arrested by police on Monday for the possession of 39 cartons of contraband cigarettes with customs duties valued at €1,373.

The VV1 brand of cigarettes – which did not display the relative health warnings in Greek and Turkish — are believed to have been smuggled through from the north.

The stash was discovered in Nicosia during a joint police and customs and excise operation.

The kiosk owner was released after paying a €6,000 fine.

The cigarettes were confiscated and are to be destroyed.


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