An anonymous phone call resulted in the confiscation of around 8,060 cigarette from an Mqabba garage. Carried out by the Customs officers and Police, the operation was put into motion after someone called the Zurrieq police station anonymously. The caller informed the police that the cigarettes were being stored and sold illegally from an Mqabba garage.
Inspections carried out by aforementioned authorities indicated that more than 3,500 cigarettes were smuggled. Further investigation is set to establish provenance of the remaining cigarettes. The customs department thanked the public for the information and urged anyone with similar information to come forward to police.
Photo Source: Communications at Customs