Forced roadblock, flat tires, escape: a big and busy seizure for customs in Haute-Garonne

Forced roadblock, flat tires, escape: a big and busy seizure for customs in Haute-Garonne

Customs officers from the Frouzins brigade got their hands on a thousand cartons of cigarettes… in a frantic chase. (©Regional Customs Directorate)

Customs officials from Frouzin’s Brigade (Haute-Garonne) they got their hands on 972 shots cigaretteson the night of Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 October 2022. After the chase especially upset.

Suspicious… and a tough convoy

Under cross-departmental control Ariege and some Upper Garonne, customs officials will sense that something is up when they see three vehicles pass by. They appear to be in convoy and will be somewhat disturbed device deployed by agents. One in three cars is trying to make half turn when the other two validity dam. But they won’t go any further: the gates destroy their tires.

Seizure of around 100,000 euros

The passengers manage to escape, but the search in the vehicles will be more than successful. Overall, it’s not less than 972 cartons of cigarettes which are seized: in other words 9,720 parcels, i.e. the value according to the Toulouse regional customs department is 97,200 euros.

He responded and explained that “this new customs seizure of smuggled tobacco from Andorra v complex control conditions, it again shows the determination of criminals who take all risks to evade checks”.

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