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NORTHERN IRELAND

2 tonnes black market tobacco seized

18 Nov 2020. Border Force has seized more than two tonnes of black market rolling tobacco in Belfast, Belfast Telegraph reported.

The tobacco is estimated to be worth GBP 700,000 (USD 926.631) in unpaid duty. According to the report, it was detected within a shipping container which arrived at Belfast Docks from the Netherlands on Wednesday 11 November. Border Force officers searched the shipment, which was labelled as air filters, and found the tobacco on nine pallets which weighed a total of 2.34 tonnes.