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Sixty-three held in smuggling probe

Customs officers have arrested 63 people during a major operation against the cigarette smuggling.

They have also seized illicit cigarettes worth about 23-million dollars during raids on 41 warehouses. The head of the smuggling operation is said to be among those detained. Officers said the syndicate delivered the cigarettes to dealers by courier, and buyers would place orders with the dealers over the phone.

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