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Athens News Agency: News in English, 05-09-01

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] 80 tonnes of tobacco, of which 4.5 million contraband cigarettes could have been made, has been seized by police

  • [01] 80 tonnes of tobacco, of which 4.5 million contraband cigarettes could have been made, has been seized by police

    About 20 people, most probably immigrants from eastern European countries, lived locked up in a basement in Thessaloniki, northern Greece and worked for the production and packaging of millions of packets of cigarettes which were trafficked in Greece and abroad. It is the biggest network of the trafficking and prodiction of contraband cigarettes which has been disrupted in Greece.

    Thessaloniki police have already arrested one man aged 35 and are seeking his brother and three other persons which are involved in the network in which is estimated that a further ten people are implicated.

    In investigations which police made in warehouses in Kavalari, Aghios Athanasios and Kalohori, 80 tonnes of tobacco, of which 4.5 million cigarettes would have been produced, were found.

    The tobacco had been imported, and used for the creation of cigarette packets labeled with two well known tobacco companies' brand and were distributed throughout Greece but also abroad.

    According to Thessaloniki Security Police Chief Stergios Apostolidis, the tobacco workshop was at Aghios Athanasios and "the personnel, probably from countries of the former Soviet Union, numbered abour 20 people and were locked up, producing large quantities of cigarettes."


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