Australian Border Force (ABF) has seized its biggest ever weekend haul of illegal cigarettes and tobacco over the Easter period at its NSW Container Examination Facility (CEF).
While many Australians were enjoying some well-earned family time, and chocolate, ABF officers in NSW seized a total of $48.8 million worth of illicit tobacco products between Good Friday and Easter Monday.
The massive haul was made up of 28 million cigarettes (worth $32.6 million) and 9,762kg of tobacco (worth $16.2 million), detected across multiple shipments.
The goods had been declared as consignments containing everyday items like toilet paper, sofa chairs and car scanners.
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