The GNR Fiscal Action Unit, Lisbon seized yesterday, October 18, in Vendas Novas municipality, 5.5 million cigarettes, corresponding to a total value of 1.24 million euros.

The seizure occurred following a supervisory action, directed to the control of goods in circulation. The finding followed a search of a heavy goods vehicle, which was carrying rolls of toilet paper.

A man  aged 53 was arrested on suspicion of the crime of fraudulent trading in tobacco and will appear before the Judicial Court of Montemor-o-Novo.