1,700 contraband cigarettes seized “after months of surveillance”

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

After months of surveillance, Customs Enforcement Officials stated that they have seized 1,700 contraband cigarettes from the storage of an outlet in Cospicua late yesterday evening.

In a statement, Customs said that the owner of said outlet was caught red handed retrieving cartons of contraband cigarettes from a storage unit next to his shop. The officials quickly carried out an inspection at both the outlet and the store and elevated a total of 1,700 cigarettes which do not bear any excise tags.

The Officials subsequently seized the items pending investigations.

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