Police raid leads to seizure of ‘large quantity’ of contraband cigarettes

District police received a tip-off stating that packages were being transferred from a boat to van

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

A man was arrested on Thursday morning after a police raid led to the discovery of a large quantity of cigarettes with unpaid duty.

The police said in a statement that the Qawra disctrict police were informed that a car was loading something from a boat in what looked like a suspicious activity. The incident happened at 5.15am on the quay at Triq San Pawl in St Paul’s Bay.

Officers who arrived at the scene found a van packed with cigarettes, as well as man, who was arrested.

Assistance from the Customs Department was requested and police investigations are still underway.

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