Police bust 24 in Campo de Gibraltar tobacco raid

Tobacco contraband raids sweep across the Campo de Gibraltar

LAST UPDATED: 19 Feb, 2015 @ 11:37
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AT least 24 people were arrested yesterday in a tobacco contraband raid along the Campo de Gibraltar.

A 'significant' amount of tobacco was seized
A significant amount of tobacco was seized

Sources report that a total of 124 cartons of contraband tobacco were seized as well as at least one firearm.

The main locations of the bust – which involved the dispatch of a police helicopter – were La Linea and San Roque.

The operation unfolded early yesterday morning and the alert was rapidly raised among La Linea residents.

Further arrests are predicted as the operation continues.

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