Police in Pabianice (Łódź region) seized more than five tons of illegal tobacco. The total potential loss of excise tax was estimated at nearly 3.9 million PLN.
Joanna Szczęsna from the police headquarters in Pabiance confirmed that 5 men aged 21 – 29 have been arrested in connection with the seizure. During a search of a warehouse and vehicles, police officers seized more than 5 tons of illegal tobacco.
The arrested men have been ordered to remain in custody by a court. If convicted of criminal activities related to the production and distribution of illegal cigarettes, they could face up to three years in prison and a large fine.