Border Police & VAT Inspectors Nab Cigarette Smugglers from the PA [PHOTOS]


Israeli Border Police officers foiled attempts to smuggle 770 boxes of cigarettes, 40,000 rolled cigarettes rolled and tobacco from the territories into Israel in the Barta’a area.

Border Police operate in areas adjacent to Yehuda and Shomron in order to provide protection in addition to thwart and seize the smugglers of goods in order to protect the safety and security of the public.

On Sunday, 17 Menachem Av, in a joint activity of Border Police officers together with VAT inspectors of the Israel Tax Authority, a vehicle was stopped for inspection which came from the territories, which raised the suspicions of the police near Nachal Iron, which is more commonly known by the Arab name, Wadi Ara, an Israeli Arab municipality in the north.

In the vehicle, police found large amounts of cigarettes and tobacco smuggled from the PA (Palestine Authority) village of Barta’a. They found 770 boxes of cigarettes of various kinds in the vehicle in addition to an unspecified quantity of tobacco.

The suspect, a male in his fifties, was transferred to the custody of the Tax Authority and the vehicle was confiscated.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem / Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesman Unit)