FINLAND: CUSTOMS REVEAL EXTENSIVE SNUS SMUGGLING NETWORK

On 28 October, YLE reported that Finnish Customs have seized several thousand kilos of snus oral tobacco during the course of a preliminary probe into a smuggling operation estimated to be worth millions of euros. Officers believe the contraband has originated in Sweden, travelled via Central Europe to the Baltics and eventually to Finland.  Along with the seizures of snus, several hundred kilograms of nicotine sachets, which are classified as prescription drugs, have also been seized by customs officials. Unlike snus, nicotine sachets do not contain tobacco.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/customs_reveal_extensive_snus_smuggling_network/12163645

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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