Millions of contraband cigarettes seized at the port of Aarhus

When is a t-shirt not a t-shirt?

A check of a 40 foot container in the port of Aarhus last Thursday revealed not the t-shirts that were listed on the manifest, but ten million cigarettes smuggled in from Asia.

Tax administrator Skat discovered the smuggled smokes using a mobile container scanner.

“Scan pictures we took of the container clearly showed that there were no t-shirts inside,” Lone Byg, a Skat operative at the port told DR Nyheder.

Doggy detective
Skat put its dog labrador Lana on the case, she responded immediately that there was contraband in the container, and further investigation revealed that the container was filled with cigarettes.

The tax on the ten million cigarettes if they were sold in Denmark is estimated to be about 18 million kroner.

Skat and police are now investigating who may be behind the smuggling.





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