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Man arrested as police confiscate large haul of duty free tobacco

Larnaca police have arrested one man and confiscated a large amount of duty free tobacco after a search of  premises in Pyla.

It said that the search was carried out late on Tuesday afternoon in the presence of UNFICYP and on the basis of a search warrant.

During the search police found 263 kilos of tobacco,  34  kilos of narghile tobacco, 710 cartons of cigarettes, 688 cigarillos, 58 cigars,  more than 400 song birds (ampelopoulia) and 38 boxes of  stimulants.  The duty on the tobacco is estimated at €90,000.

The premises belonged to a 42 year old man. Also present was a 39 year old man who said he was the manager.

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