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Contraband cigarette network busted in Calabria, 5 arrested

Mimicked major brand, carried official seals

10 February, 12:23
Contraband cigarette network busted in Calabria, 5 arrested (ANSA) - Rome, February 10 - Italian finance police on Monday placed five people in the southern region of Calabria under house arrest for counterfeiting cigarettes and managing a vast network to sell them in northern Italy, especially in the northern region of Liguria.

The contraband cigarettes were skillfully packaged to resemble a major brand and carried the official seal of the Italian State Monopoly, which regulates cigarettes in Italy.

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