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Customs step up checks on cigarettes

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SPOT checks are to be carried out from Easter by Customs and Immigration officers to intercept people bringing in more cigarettes than the duty-free allowance.

The department is taking action after more than 210,000 cigarettes were seized last year which were not declared by 578 passengers, leading to a total of £36,000 in duty evasion.

The number of passengers caught trying to bring too many duty-free cigarettes into the Island without declaring them is increasing. A total of 54 per cent more cigarettes were seized in 2011 compared with the previous year.

In view of the increase, Customs officers will be carrying out a number of random checks with passengers at the Airport and Harbour.

Full story in Monday's JEP

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