HM Customs Flexible Anti-Smuggling Team have arrested two Spanish Nationals and seized a vehicle with approximately 57 cartons of cigarettes.
The incident took place yesterday afternoon at around 4pm when the occupants of a vehicle were seen to be acting suspiciously in the area of Flat Bastion Road.
Minutes later, the Officers carried out a stop and search on Line Wall Road and then conveyed the vehicle to Four Corners Station. A systematic search was then conducted, revealing 14 cartons and 4 packets of cigarettes in the front left tyre. The defendants then admitted that all four tyres were loaded with the same amount of cigarettes.
In total, Officers seized 57 cartons and 6 packets of cigarettes. HM Customs have said investigations continue.