Turkey: Contraband tobacco rolling papers seized
Nearly 15M smuggled tobacco rolling papers and 120 cigarette rolling machines seized in western province of Edirne
Custom officials seized about 15 million contraband cigarette papers in western Turkey, the country’s Trade Ministry said on Wednesday.
Officials got a tip a shipment of illegal filter-tipped cigarette papers would be brought into the country through the Kapikule border gate in the Edirne province, bordering Bulgaria, said a ministry statement.
After two trucks were identified for X-ray scanning, officials found 14.75 million filter-tipped rolling papers and 120 cigarette rolling machines.
The market value of the contraband is some 2 million Turkish liras ($340,000), said the statement.
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