Freighter PETR with more than million packs of cigarettes arrested in Istanbul

A big shipment of illegal cigarettes was found on board of general cargo vessel PETR on Nov 5 in Istanbul, vessel and crew, consisting of 1 Russian, 3 Azerbaijani and 6 Ukrainian nationalities, have been arrested. 1,100,000 packs of cigarettes were found. Turkish fishing boat with 6 crew, which was engaged in offloading contraband cargo, was also arrested. PETR is presently anchored at Buyukdere anchorage, Bosphorus.

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