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Italy-bound truck loaded with bootleg cigarettes intercepted in Patras

Δημοσίευση 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:13 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Italy-bound truck loaded with bootleg cigarettes intercepted in Patras
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Thousands of bootleg packs of cigarettes were discovered in a truck driven by a 58-year-old man, who was arrested at the port of Patras, western Greece, on Thursday.

Thousands of bootleg packs of cigarettes were discovered in a truck driven by a 58-year-old man, who was arrested at the port of Patras, western Greece, on Thursday.

The lorry was in line to board an Italy-bound ferry boat from the port. The total cargo of bootleg cigarette packs exceeded 274,000 packs, including well-known brand names.

Port authorities said the cigarettes were hidden in pallets and beneath a declared cargo of plastic vases, all packaged in plastic.