Blowing in the wind: OLAF helps seizing 75 million cigarettes

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Blowing in the wind: OLAF helps seizing 75 million cigarettes


The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) had a good year’s start by carrying out, between December 2015 and January 2016, several operations in Greece, Russia, Germany and Spain that led to a total seizure of more than 75 million cigarettes.

During an enquiry that lasted several months, OLAF worked closely with Greek and Cypriot authorities to track the shipment and seize more than 33 million cigarettes in Greece. This was the largest of five operations in which a total of more than 75 million c...


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