18 Jan, 2022 @ 13:34
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Elderly Alicante motorist gets smoked out over 10,000 cigar stash uncovered by police in Spain

Elderly Motorist In Spain's Alicante Area Gets Caught With Almost 10,000 Illegal Cigars In His Boot
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A consignment of 9,780 illegal handmade cigars went up in smoke for a man who had his stash seized by the Guardia Civil.

The motorist, 70, got twitchy when driving in the Villena area of Alicante Province as he spotted a Guardia checkpoint looming up down the road.

He made an evasive manoeuvre prompting suspicious officers to chase him in their patrol vehicle.

They got him to pull over and smelt a strong tobacco odour wafting out of the car boot.

On opening the trunk, they discovered six large cardboard boxes with 9,780 hand-rolled Calico cigars inside.

The retail value was under €8,000.

The ten-centimetre long cigars had a rough appearance and were laced with sugar to mask the bitter taste of the home concoction.

The clandestine dealer could be fined up to €27,000 for his transgression.


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