Four con­tain­ers con­tain­ing 37 mil­lion coun­ter­feit cig­a­rettes in­ter­cepted

Malta Independent - - Front Page -

Four con­tain­ers with 37 mil­lion con­tra­band coun­ter­feit cig­a­rettes were in­ter­cepted by the Cus­toms De­part­ment at the Freeport, a state­ment read.

The in­ter­cepted con­tain­ers were found af­ter weeks of work by de­part­ment of­fi­cials.

All the cig­a­rettes were coun­ter­feit, the state­ment read.

10 mil­lion cig­a­rettes were found in two of the con­tain­ers, and 8.5 mil­lion in the other two.

In to­tal, the state­ment read, 37 mil­lion cig­a­rettes were found. The four con­tain­ers orig­i­nated from Cam­bo­dia and were on their way to Libya.

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