By Cathy Elelman • 15 January 2020 • 10:45
SEIZED: Guardia officers discovered 3,000 packets of smokes stashed in vehicles arriving at Almeria port.
CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil
GUARDIA Civil seized contraband cigarettes with a combined market value of some €15,000 in just one day during a routine check on passengers and vehicles disembarking at Almeria port.
Officers found nearly 3,000 packs of smokes hidden in the false bottom of a car trailer and behind double covers on the roof, doors and floor of a van. Both vehicles came off the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ferry, which regularly does the route between Almeria city and Oran in Algeria.
The Guardia said the packets were of various different brands, but all lacked the obligatory tax stamp.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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