Large quantity of contraband cigarettes found inside truck in Igoumenitsa

A large quantity of contraband cigarettes – 14,880 packets in total – was located inside a truck with Bulgarian licence plates at the port of Igoumenitsa.

The 47-year-old Greek driver was arrested.

The truck was bound for Brindisi, Italy and a specially designed crypt that contained the contraband cigarettes was discovered during an inspection by customs officers at the port’s entrance.

Both cigarettes and vehicle were seized and Igoumenitsa port authorities have launched an investigation.