An attempt to export a large batch of cigarettes from the country was prevented at the Chisinau airport


Chisinau International Airport customs officers prevented an attempt to smuggle a large batch of tobacco products from the country. According to the press center of the Customs Service, a 53-year-old French citizen who tried to avoid customs control is guilty of this offense.

Tobacco products were found in the Frenchman’s suitcase while scanning luggage when boarding a plane on the Chisinau-Paris flight.

Thus, customs officers seized 15.800 cigarettes with an excise stamp of the Republic of Moldova.

According to preliminary data, the man intended to sell tobacco products on the black market of the EU countries. Prohibited items have been confiscated.


Published: 13:03 15/10/2019

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