Priest fined €29,400 for 72 kilos of duty free tobacco from The North

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Priest fined €29,400 for 72 kilos of duty free tobacco from The North 1

A priest caught bringing 72. kilos of tobacco from the North to the South has paid a €29,400 fine and the tobacco has been confiscated.

The priest was caught unloading the duty-free tobacco at a warehouse in a village in the Nicosia district on Wednesday morning.

Customs officials who had gone to the warehouse to carry out a search found him unloading the tobacco for which the unpaid duty was €15,042.

The man was arrested and the tobacco confiscated. He was then fined €29,400 and released.

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