Arrested for Selling Duty-Free Cigarettes

Illegal sale of cigarettes and vapes

Following operations conducted by police and customs teams in Nicosia and Boğazköy, two individuals were arrested for possessing duty-free cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and electronic hookahs, Yeniduzen reports. 

According to a statement from the Police Press Office, at around 3pm yesterday, a check was conducted by Police and Customs and Revenue Department teams at a market on İplik Pazarı Street in Nicosia, operated by R.F.T. (19). It was discovered that 133 electronic cigarettes and 44 packs of cigarettes were being kept and offered for sale without customs clearance. These items were seized as evidence, and R.F.T. was arrested.

Additionally, at around 1pm yesterday in Boğazköy, Police and Customs and Revenue Department teams conducted searches in the vehicle and house of N.B, uncovering a total of 281 electronic hookahs. The items were seized as evidence, and N.B. was arrested.

Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.


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