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Press Release: 8,220 contraband cigarettes seized from a bar and a garage in Zabbar.

Customs Officials early this morning, in yet another case of illicit trade of contraband cigarettes, have elevated 8,220 contraband cigarettes from a bar and a garage in Zabbar. The seizure comes after months of surveillance work which ended this morning with an inspection of the outlet, the owner's vehicle and the owner’s garage, early this morning. The Customs Officials were assisted by Police from the Zabbar Police Station.

All items were seized pending investigation. In the past days a total of 15,420 contraband cigarettes were elevated in four separate cases.

 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 25000 euros
 
The public is encouraged to report any contraband activities anonymously on 25685124.