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Contraband cigarettes

Δημοσίευση 3 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 10:30 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Contraband cigarettes
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Port authorities in Crete confiscated 3,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes that were found in a Bolivia-flagged freighter outside the port of Kissamos.

Port authorities in Crete confiscated 3,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes that were found in a Bolivia-flagged freighter outside the port of Kissamos.

The vessel, identified as the "Romeo", had left the port of Famagusta, in the Turkish occupied part of Cyprus, heading for a port in Albania, while the nine seamen on board told authorities they were unaware of the cargo's content.

The confiscation of the contraband cargo was confirmed late on Friday afternoon by the Hania harbour master, who said that the vessel was in the gulf of Kissamos due to the weather conditions and was considered suspicious since it had attracted the attention of the authorities in the past as well.

The nine-member crew was arrested, and the ship was also seized.