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Press Release: 2900 contraband cigarettes seized from bar in Paola.

Customs Officials early yesterday morning elevated 2,900 contraband cigarettes from an establishment in Paola. 

The seizure comes after months of surveillance work which ended yesterday with an inspection of the outlet and the owner's vehicles. A total of 2,900 cigarettes were elevated following the search and withheld pending investigation by the officials.
 
Out of court settlements for the sale or consumption of contraband cigarettes start with a minimum fine of 1,500 euros, with court penalties ranging from 3,500 euros up to a maximum of 25,000 euros.
 
The public is encouraged to report any contraband activities anonymously on 25685124.