Cypriot Customs Department finds illegal cigarette smuggling ring

An illegal cigarette smuggling ring operating between Greece and Cyprus has been discovered

An illegal cigarette smuggling ring operating between Greece and Cyprus has been discovered, CNA Greek reported on Wednesday.

Cyprus’ Customs Department found illegal cigarettes passing through the mail, and announced that officers had investigated five locations in Nicosia believed to be used as storage units for the products.

Their investigation found 55 boxes containing 200 President Slims Superlights, 50 boxes with 200 Rothmans cigarettes, and 55 boxes that included Murano-branded cigarettes. The cigarettes totaled 5,487 euros in avoided taxes.

Authorities announced that four individuals holding Greek passports had been arrested.