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Man arrested for possession of large quantity of duty free tobacco

A 40 year old non-Cypriot is under arrest after Larnaca police discovered a large quantity of duty free tobacco in his car.

The Cyprus News Agency said that acting on a tip off, police at 6 pm yesterday stopped  car on Larnaca’s Grivas Dighenis Avenue in which they found 23 packets of 250 grams of tobacco and 1105 packs of cigarettes of different brands.

The tobacco was confiscated and the 40 year old arrested for possession of duty free cigarettes and fraudulently avoiding paying duty, VAT and consumer tax.

Custom authorities are investigating.

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