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Quetta Customs seizes Indian gutka worth Rs30m

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QUETTA: The Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Quetta has seized over Rs30 million worth of India origin gutka, betel nuts, niswar, cigarettes, diesel, zinc ingots and non-custom paid (NCP) vehicles. The vehicles carrying smuggled goods were also taken into custody at Kolpur, Qilla Saifullah, Lakpass and Mani Kha, Customs check posts. Zinc ingots weighing 14,400kg was handed over to the customs ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes €20,000 worth of cigarettes at Dublin Airport

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DUBLIN: Revenue officers seized €20,000 worth of cigarettes at Dublin Airport on Tuesday. They discovered the 40,000 cigarettes in the baggage of four Lithuanian nationals, who had arrived on a flight from Copenhagen. The ‘Kent’, ‘Marlboro Gold’ and ‘Winston’ cigarettes were found in the luggage of two females aged 36 and 64 and two males, aged 41 and 63. All ... Read More »

France customs seizes 10.5m cigarettes at Malta Freeport

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PARIS: A Customs officer and a Freeport employee were today remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to stealing 10.5 million cigarettes after allegedly emptying a container at the Malta Freeport. Roderick Borg, 32 ,of Qormi, and Sebastian Zammit, 60, of Safi, were charged with smuggling the cigarettes which carried an excise duty of €2.2 million. Standing before Magistrate Josette ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes cigarettes worth €4m at Dublin Port

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DUBLIN: Customs officers from the Revenue Commissioners have seized €4 million worth of illegally imported cigarettes at Dublin Port. Some eight million cigarettes in total were seized when a Latvian-registered truck and trailer disembarked from a ship in Dublin Port. Detection dog Casey uncovered the elaborate concealment of cigarettes, hidden within the glazing spaces of window frames. The Minsk Capital, ... Read More »

Ireland business seizes cigarettes worth €4m at Dublin Port

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DUBLIN: Customs officers from the Revenue Commissioners have seized €4 million worth of illegally imported cigarettes at Dublin Port. Some eight million cigarettes in total were seized when a Latvian-registered truck and trailer disembarked from a ship in Dublin Port. The ship had been traced from Rotterdam. Elaborate concealment Detection dog Casey uncovered the elaborate concealment of cigarettes, hidden within ... Read More »

Ireland authorities seize 35,000 contraband cigarettes

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DUBLIN: In an intelligence-led operation in the Moore Street area, officers obtained a warrant and searched a house in Dublin’s north inner city. They found 10,600 Marlboro, MG, BN and Eagle cigarettes and 8.5kg of Eastenders tobacco. On Monday, in a separate operation, over nearly 22,500 cigarettes were discovered along with 41 litres of alcohol at Dublin Port. A Northern ... Read More »

Nearly 1.5m counterfeit cigarettes seized in Norway

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OSLO: Several arrests have been made and nearly 1.5 million cigarettes seized after police and customs officers raided an illegal cigarette factory in Norway. An elaborate production and counterfeit packaging line was found in the mining town of Myslowice, with the fake goods said to be bound for the UK and Norway.   Read More »

Revenue officers seize over 30,000 cigarettes in Dublin

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DUBLIN: Officers with a warrant searched a private house, two cars and two vans in Dublin’s inner city, targeting the sale of illegal cigarettes in the Moore Street area. They discovered the cigarettes and tobacco with the assistance of Revenue’s tobacco dog Casey (below right). In a separate operation focusing on the illegal importation of cigarettes, Revenue officers seized 6,200 ... Read More »

Macau customs seizes 12,000 unpaid customs duty cigarettes

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MACAU: Macau Customs Service authorities seized roughly 12,000 duty-free cigarettes yesterday morning at different checkpoints in the city after the region’s new tobacco tax bill, which allows people to bring fewer duty-free cigarettes to Macau, took effect yesterday. The number of cigarettes confiscated in the 33 cases apprehended in the early hours of yesterday morning very much exceeds the usual ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes 4m cigarettes in Tyrone

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DUBLIN: 2 Tyrone men arrested in connection with major cigarette fraud have been released on bail. The pair, aged 39 and 38,  were held with three other men after officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the PSNI descended on a Tyrone farm on Thursday morning. Although the location of the rural property has not been disclosed, the Tyrone ... Read More »

Spain’s 1/3rd of cigarettes buy from Andalucía Transport illegal: Market study

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MADRID: According to a market study presented this week by multinational tobacco company Altadis and the Consumers’ Association of Andalucía (UCA-UCE), as many as 36% of all smokers in the region purchase Over a third of cigarettes bought in Andalucía are illegaltheir cigarettes and tobacco through illegal channels. This represents an increase of 2% on the figure which was reached ... Read More »

UK customs arrests business student at airport, seizes 50,000 cigarettes worth £12,173

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LONDON: A business student and part-time Burger King worker was caught bringing three suitcases with almost 50,000 cigarettes through customs at Birmingham Airport. Adama Njie, 35, flew into the city from Gambia after visiting family last October. But as she walked through the ‘Nothing to Declare’ aisle at customs, staff became suspicious at the amount of luggage she was carrying. When ... Read More »

Spain’s 1/3rd of cigarettes buy from Andalucía Transport illegal: Market study

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MADRID: According to a market study presented this week by multinational tobacco company Altadis and the Consumers’ Association of Andalucía (UCA-UCE), as many as 36% of all smokers in the region purchase Over a third of cigarettes bought in Andalucía are illegaltheir cigarettes and tobacco through illegal channels. This represents an increase of 2% on the figure which was reached ... Read More »

UK customs seizes 16million cigarettes

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LONDON: Sixteen million cigarettes have been seized in Hamburg harbour, customs said. The smuggled goods came from Dubai and had been transported in containers labelled “household items.” Customs officials say the find prevented €4 million worth of lost taxes. The two 40-foot containers were ferrying eight million cigarettes from the “Classic” and “Red Hills” brands. Investigators believe the cigarettes, which ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes €64k of cigarettes and alcohols, two arrested

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DUBLIN: Two men have been arrested following the seizure of €64,000 of alcohol and cigarettes by Customs Officers in two separate searches in north Dublin yesterday. The Romanian and Portuguese nationals – aged in their 30s – were arrested after €11,000 worth of cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport. They have been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill Court ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes €64k of cigarettes and alcohols, two arrested

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DUBLIN: Two men have been arrested following the seizure of €64,000 of alcohol and cigarettes by Customs Officers in two separate searches in north Dublin yesterday. The Romanian and Portuguese nationals – aged in their 30s – were arrested after €11,000 worth of cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport. They have been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill Court ... Read More »

UK customs seizes 4 million cigarettes in Tyrine

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LONDON: Two Tyrone men arrested in connection with major cigarette fraud have been released on bail. The pair, aged 39 and 38,  were held with three other men after officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the PSNI descended on a Tyrone farm on Thursday morning. Although the location of the rural property has not been disclosed, the Tyrone ... Read More »

UK customs seizes 16m cigarettes in Hamburg harbour

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LONDON: Sixteen million cigarettes have been seized in Hamburg harbour, customs said on Thursday. The smuggled goods came from Dubai and had been transported in containers labelled “household items.” Customs officials say the find prevented €4 million worth of lost taxes. The two 40-foot containers were ferrying eight million cigarettes from the “Classic” and “Red Hills” brands. Investigators believe the ... Read More »

Ireland Customs seizes €68,300 worth of cigarettes at Dublin Airport

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DUBLIN: Revenue’s Customs service has seized 130,000 cigarettes, worth € 68,300, at Dublin Airport. The RGD brand cigarettes, which originated in Greece, were described as ‘school goods’. Investigations are being carried out after the seizure happened last .     Read More »

Ireland customs seizes 50m illegal cigarettes in 10 months

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DUBLIN: Customs officers have scored a major victory in the battle against smugglers after seizing 50 million cigarettes in 10 months. The Irish Mirror can reveal Revenue officers made 5,025 separate swoops between January and the end of October. They also impounded 9,560kgs of tobacco in 867 operations. The record haul makes 2014 one of the most successful to date ... Read More »