Thousands of smuggled cigarette cartons were seized from The European Hotel in Famagusta as well as Akay Garage in the Maras area, during a police operation to bust a smuggling ring.
It is understood that 9600 packets of various brands were confiscated yesterday afternoon at the end of a major operation by Famagusta Police. Five people have been arrested so far (including one female) and a further two are being are being sought in connection with the group. Following police investigations overnight, it is understood that the suspects will appear in court today. Sources say that the operation was initiated by a tip off from the a member of public.