16 Jan, 2015 @ 12:29
1 min read

Illegal cigarette factory raided by Guardia Civil in Sevilla

smoking e

AN illegal factory producing 65,000 packets of cigarettes a day has been smashed by the Guardia Civil in Sevilla.

The tobacco processing plant is the largest to be uncovered in Spain and 10 people have been arrested in connection.

Over thirty tonnes of processed tobacco were confiscated as well as four vehicles, firearms and €60,000 in cash.

The tobacco confiscated is estimated to be worth more than €6 million and most of the cigarette packets bore the brand ‘American Legend’.

The organisation – reportedly made up of a number of European nationals – used a farm as a front for the illegal production.

Rob Horgan

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

timmy donovan
Previous Story

Suspect in British policeman’s murder has fled to Spain

rtx e
Next Story

Migrants arrested for crazed killing spree on a boat crossing to Europe

Latest from Crime & Law

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press