An illegal tobacco factory was liquidated in Spain

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2020. 08. 10. 11:00
Illegal tobacco factories were closed, seven people were detained, six million cigarettes ready for sale and more than 72,000 euros (about 25 million forints) in cash were seized by the Spanish authorities – the European Union’s police cooperation organization, Europol, said.

According to the organization based in The Hague, the suspects are Polish and Lithuanian citizens.

During a raid in late July, coordinated with the Spanish, French, Lithuanian and Polish authorities, one million cigarettes were seized at the factory and during transport in trucks, and a further four million in warehouses.

During the operation, the illegal tobacco factory in Borjas Blancas, Spain, was able to produce 9,000 cigarettes per hour. At the factory, 14 workers worked shifts to maintain 24-hour production. The illegal tobacco product was sold mainly in Spain and France, Europol told. (MTI)

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