He was leaving Cyprus with an illegal load of cigarettes and tobacco - Arrest of a 59-year-old man

He went to the airport loaded with illegal cigarettes but was "beaten up"

22B323C9 A293 4EBD 8DB8 B6E1A0EF507A

A person, aged 59, was arrested by members of Customs for the offense of unlawful possession and carriage of duty-free goods and taken into custody.

According to Paphos ADE Press Spokesperson and Paphos TAE Officer Michalis Nikolaou, yesterday morning the 59-year-old went to Paphos airport to travel to London.

A search of his luggage revealed tobacco with a total weight of 8.850 grams as well as 98 packs of cigarettes for which duty had not been paid.

The 59-year-old was arrested and taken into custody.

The case is being investigated by Paphos Customs.