Man arrested after being found with a large number of smuggled cigarettes

A man has been arrested after being found to have smuggled a large quantity of boxes filled with cigarettes.

In a press release, the Police said that at around 05.15am, the Qawra district police were informed that on the St. Paul’s Bay pier, in Triq San Pawl, there was a suspicious vehicle, in which some suspicious cargo was being loaded from a boat.

The Police investigated there and then, and found a van filled with a great quantity of boxes containing the cigarettes.

A spokesperson for the Police told  that they could not confirm the exact number of cigarettes found.