Young man is arrested with about 7 thousand packs of smuggled cigarettes


A 24-year-old man was arrested in the act carrying about seven thousand packs of smuggled cigarettes on the BR-282 in Campos Novos, in the west of Santa Catarina, this Saturday morning (24). The suspect, who was on an imported Passat, would have made the return when he saw a blitz by the Federal Highway Police (PRF) at Km 356 of the highway, at around 8 am.

The garrison noticed the escape attempt and chased the vehicle to a dirt road known as “Igrejinha”, where the approach took place. The police informed the boy that he had received the car loaded with cigarettes in Foz do Iguaçu (PR). He informed that the destination of the cargo was Lages, in the Serra Santa Catarina. The suspect also said he would leave the smuggled product at a gas station. There, a third person should pick up the cigarette.

Source: G1 website (24/01)


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