Smuggler hid 110,000 cigarettes in car
The Local · 1 Jul 2014, 10:54
Published: 01 Jul 2014 10:54 GMT+02:00
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The 110,000 cigarettes, which would have been subject to a tax of €21,000, were placed “throughout” the car, which had Berlin number plates, customs said.
The majority were in the trunk of the vehicle, which a customs spokesman described as a “normal-sized” car.
The cigarettes were hidden in hold-all travel bags.
Officials in Augsburg, Bavaria, also said on Monday they found 30,600 cigarettes in a Bulgarian truck on June 17th on the A8 motorway.
Two men, aged 51 and 29, are being investigated for tax evasion.
The amount avoided in tax would have been €4,600.
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