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Customs officers seize almost 4 million contraband cigarettes in Bratislava

Slovak customs officers seized almost 200,000 packs of different brands of cigarettes in a Bratislava car repair shop on June 17. Four thousand packs with Ukrainian revenue stamps were hidden in a soft-drink vending machine, the SITA newswire reported. "Another 193,000 packs of cigarettes of different brands were in the car repair shop's premises. They were covered by a sheet and were probably intended for further distribution," Vojtech Jakab of the Customs Directorate told SITA on June 21.

Slovak customs officers seized almost 200,000 packs of different brands of cigarettes in a Bratislava car repair shop on June 17. Four thousand packs with Ukrainian revenue stamps were hidden in a soft-drink vending machine, the SITA newswire reported.

"Another 193,000 packs of cigarettes of different brands were in the car repair shop's premises. They were covered by a sheet and were probably intended for further distribution," Vojtech Jakab of the Customs Directorate told SITA on June 21.

The officers found and seized 3,942,200 cigarettes, which would mean an excise duty evasion of some €335,000. One Slovak and one Ukrainian citizen were accused in the case.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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