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Police seize millions in fake cigarettes, bar operator arrested

Police say approximately 1.57 million JMD worth of uncustomed cigarettes were seized by the Narcotics Police on Wavell Avenue, St. Andrew on Thursday(August 27).

Reports are that about 3:00 p.m., an operation was conducted at premises where a house and bar were searched. During the operation, four and a half boxes containing 225 cartons or 45,000 sticks of cigarettes labelled “Sunny” was found and seized.

Melissa Brown, a 33-year-old Bar Operator was arrested and charged for the offence of Possession of Uncustomed Goods.

She is scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Friday, September 4.

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