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Greek Cypriot fined €8000 for contraband tobacco

Customs have confiscated 78 cartons of cigarettes and 120 pouches of tobacco believed to have been brought over from the Turkish occupied north and which carry customs duties of €4,172 .

The tobacco was found in a car belonging to a Greek Cypriot who agreed to an out of court settlement of  €8000. He paid another €500 for his car to be returned.

Customs said that during a search of the car on Wednesday night, police found 68 cartons of  VV 1 cigarettes, 10 cartons of Gauloises and 120 pouches of 50 grams of Old Holborn tobacco.

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