Greek police break cigarette smuggling ring

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 29, 2010 17:56

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Authorities in Greece say they have arrested at least 20 suspected members of a cigarette smuggling ring, including four police officers.

The arrests were made in the northern port city of Thessaloniki and the nearby Halkidiki area, where police discovered a contraband cigarette manufacturing plant.Police said Wednesday the crackdown regarding the illicitly manufactured and smuggled cigarettes followed a tip-off from German authorities and several months of surveillance.


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