Four million cigarettes discovered in lorry at Dover

Contributed by editor on Sep 27, 2009 - 10:35 AM

A foreign driver has been arrested after more than four million cigarettes were found in a lorry at Dover.

Customs officers who stopped a Hungarian-registered lorry at the port on Thursday (24 September) found an estimated £708,000 worth of cigarettes.

The Hungarian driver from near Budapest, was arrested, questioned and bailed pending further inquiries.

Bob Gaiger of HM Revenue and Customs said: "We take a very serious view of cigarette and tobacco smuggling."

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