FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2010
Greece - 512.000 packs of counterfeit cigarettes seized at the Piraeus Customs
The Greek newspaper Naftemporiki reports some good results for YPEE (the special unit of the Greek Ministry of Finance, charged with tackling economic crime) and the Piraeus Customs Authorities. According to the relevant news piece, 512.000 packs of counterfeit cigarettes were seized just this Wedensday January 20, following a joint raid by YPEE and Piraeus Customs officials. The shipment had come from Dubai and was declared as "goods for domestic use". Naftemporiki reports that, only a day before the seizure, the shipment's loader had requested form the shipping company to return the shipment back to Dubai, but his e-mail proved too little too late. This is an interesting way to deter smokers! Unfortunately, there are no data on the lucky and effective trade mark owner.
Posted by: Nikos Prentoulis @ 13.51
Tags: seizure, counterfeit cigarettes, Piraeus, YPEE, Piraeus Customs,