It was reported on 27th April 2018 that the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) intercepted at the Porto Airport two foreign nationals on suspicion of smuggling tobacco.

The persons, 31 and 40 years old, from a risk analysis, were identified by SEF during the documentary check made to the passengers coming from the Istanbul flight.

In close collaboration with the Tax and Customs Authority (ATA), 55,200 cigarettes of various American brands were detected in the hold baggage of these individuals, with an estimated market value of around € 13,000.

The material in question was apprehended by the ATA, and the foreign citizens were barred from entering Portugal by the SEF.