Coast guard seizes ship carrying contraband cigarettes

A Greek coast guard vessel on Sunday seized a freighter carrying 6,150 cartons of contraband cigarettes of various brands in seas off the coast of Piraeus. The freighter "Adelaida" was flying a Comoros flag had a crew of seven Ukrainians, who were placed under arrest.

The ship's destination was a company in Montenegro that was involved in the transport of various types of goods but not cigarettes.

The "Adelaida" was taken to the port of Elefsina and held after coast guard officers discovered that its documents of nationality and safe manning had expired and that it was not legally sailing under the Comoros flag.

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