Lisbon airport customs seize 146,400 cigarettes brought in from Luanda

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 18-01-2019 15:02:00 · 0 Comments
Lisbon airport customs seize 146,400 cigarettes brought in from Luanda

Portugal’s Tax and Customs Authority (AT) has seized 146,400 cigarettes of various brands at Lisbon airport customs, it announced.

In a note posted on its website, the authority explains that the cigarettes were "transported in carry-on luggage by 11 travellers, of both sexes, in about 30 [pieces of] hand luggage and/or backpacks”. As a result some €25,000 in duty, value-added tax and tobacco tax would have been avoided.

The items were seized during checks on luggage from a single flight, from Luanda.

In September 2017 customs officials seized, also on a flight from Luanda, 700,000 cigarettes carried in 50 carry-on bags of passengers of both sexes.


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