July 19, 2024

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Eleftherios Venizelos Airport: 390 thousand pieces of contraband cigarettes seized

Customs inspectors at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos discovered and seized a large shipment of contraband cigarettes.

Using information from foreign prosecutors, inspectors began checking 13 cardboard boxes that were found in a warehouse at the airport. The cargo arrived from the United Arab Emirates and the consignee was unknown.

During the inspection, it was established that the cardboard boxes declared as “primary importance/general cargo” contained 1,950 packs with 390 thousand pieces of smuggled cigarettes. According to a preliminary assessment, the amount of relevant duties and taxes is determined to be 79,000 euros.

Contraband cigarettes were seized, and the preliminary investigation continues to identify the recipient of the “especially important cargo.”


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