Caught with 103,000 cigarettes

customs kongsvinger cigarettesCustoms officers from Kongsvinger uncovered 103,400 cigarettes in a station car at Vestmarka in Hedmark. Photo:

Stopped with 103,000 cigarettes at the border

A customs patrol from Kongsvinger was suspicious of a Skoda station car which drove into Norway over Vestmarka in the afternoon of August 30th. The car was stopped at the Tangen crossroads.


When the Norwegian driver (26) opened the boot, the car was found to be loaded to the plimsol mark with black garbage bags containing cigarettes. The customs seizure totalled 103,400 cigarettes, which amounts to NOK 348,000 in unpaid taxes and fees to the treasury. Officers from the Kongsvinger police station took care of the suspect.


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