By John Smith • 15 August 2017 • 16:57
The seized RHIB and cases of cigarettes
IN the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) officers of the Gibraltar Customs Marine Section seized cigarettes with a retail value of £9,000.
The officers apprehended a 40-year-old Spanish national in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) just off Emerson’s place close to the Western end of the runway.
Nine cases of cigarettes and the RHIB were confiscated during the action and the alleged smuggler was arrested and released on bail to return on November 9.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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