Local man arrested by Customs Officers during routine patrol

Customs Officers have arrested the driver of a local registered vehicle after an incident that took place during the early hours of Monday morning.

A statement from HM Customs reads:

Following a routine patrol in the area of Waterport Road, HM Customs seized 750 cartons of cigarettes and a locally registered vehicle.

The incident took place on Monday 28 January at around 0510hrs when the officers observed a local registered vehicle acting suspiciously. The officers saw what appeared to be master cases of cigarettes within the car and summoned the driver to stop. A chase ensued ending in the vehicle being stopped by the end of Emmerson’s Place. An inspection of the vehicle’s interior confirmed the officers’ suspicions, resulting in the arrest of the driver for the possession and transportation of a commercial amount of cigarettes and the seizure of a Motorola radio transceiver.

In a separate incident, HM Customs officers seized a 4.2m Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat and a 40hp outboard at Catalan Bay. Inquiries continue.

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