€2.500 fine to a 56-year-old – Possession of duty-free tobacco products

19 packs of cigarettes, 14 packs of heated cigarettes and two packs of tobacco were found in his possession

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Members of OPE Nicosia, carried out yesterday between the hours of 8pm-10.30pm, an operation to combat the phenomenon of illegal possession, trafficking and trading of duty-free tobacco products and the fraudulent avoidance of payment of consumption taxes and VAT.

During the operation, 56 cartons of cigarettes, 19 cartons of heated cigarettes and two cartons of tobacco were found in a 14-year-old's vehicle, in the province of Nicosia.

The 56-year-old man and his vehicle were taken to the local Police Station, where officers of the Customs were called, who arrested him and confiscated the items found.

The case was settled out of court with the payment of the sum of 2.500 euros by the 56-year-old, who was then released.