THOUSANDS OF CIGARETTES SMUGGLED TO DENMARK FROM EAST GERMANY
Sunday morning in the court in Korsør, a 53-year-old man was at a hearing, who was arrested Saturday in connection with the disclosure of a smuggler boat with 800,000 unstamped cigarettes in Skælskør fjord. He was imprisoned until December 9.
In addition, arrest decision was passed over a 59-year-old man who, with the detainees, was on board the vessel. It also reveals that they are looking for more accomplices, which must have been recipients of regular supplies or similar lots of cigarettes.
Customs was granted permission to seize the detained vessel. The prisoner is known as the police and customs as one of the main men in the until date largest smuggling and espionage case in Denmark. It was unravelled for about 6 years ago. He has indicated that he had only participated in the transport of smugglers.
The Customs Service expects that a new large smuggling affair is under reeling.
The Motor Yacht, equipped with two six-cylinder engines, gives it a very big speed. Saturday afternoon in binoculars was observed for the northbound of the Duty Guard at Stigsnæs. It has been kept under observation for some time since the Customs Authorities have the presumption of smuggling from the eastern German coast.
When the boat arrived at the Pilot Bridge in Skelskør fjord at 14 o'clock, the Customs Officers from the Search Service boarded it. There were two men on board, but one saw his cut to fled. The other was arrested and handcuffed, after which he was brought to Korsør's court.
In addition to the 800,000 unstamped cigarettes, half a hundred bottles of spirits were on board.