7 Dec, 2017 @ 13:10
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18 arrested in Malaga and Granada after cops raid illegal tobacco factory producing TWO MILLION cigs per day

18 arrested in Malaga and Granada after cops raid illegal tobacco factory producing TWO MILLION cigs per day

COPS in Granada have raided an illegal tobacco factory capable of producing two million cigarettes per day. 

Some 18 suspects have been cuffed in raids near the factory and in Malaga, where the cigarettes were sold and distributed.

The factory saw a €3 million investment from crime bosses, including the more than ten tonnes of tobacco leaf and four tons of tobacco.

According to Guardia Civil, the factory had the same production levels similar to any other legal factory and even had its own packaging process.

It had already made at least 4.5 million cigarettes when it was busted.

The group had created their own brand with specially created packaging and had intended to sell the product on the black market.

The workers were tobacco experts and worked more than 12 hours per day with low health and safety standards.

 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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