The GNR seized today six million cigarettes that were transported in a truck in the A6, in Estremoz, in the district of Évora, revealed the security force.

According to a statement from the Territorial Command of Évora of the GNR, the seizure was carried out by the military of the Transit Detachment of Évora,(Traffic Police)  following a road inspection operation on the A6, in the Marateca-Caia direction.

The statement said that “a heavy goods vehicle was detected transporting six million cigarettes without a tax stamp, with an estimated sale value of 1.3 million euros.”

The driver, a 40-year-old man, was detained and will be brought to court today.