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Another illegal tobacco haul seized

  • Tobacco smugglers caught in the act as they loads cartons of cigarettes onto a boat at Watergardens

Customs officers arrested a local businessman and a Spanish man in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after surprising them as they were about to load 165 cartons of cigarettes onto a small boat at Watergardens.

The haul is said to be worth about £3,500.

One of the men, a local shop owner, was found to be in possession of a bag containing 4,000 euros, which has also been confiscated as part of the investigation.

The two suspects were released on bail until December.