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Underground Meat Trade Uncovered in Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot police halted a meat smuggling operation at Ayios Dhometios crossing, seizing 75 kilograms of lamb hidden in a car boot originating from the Republic headed to northern Cyprus. The incident has raised concerns about the impact on local farmers, the economy, and consumer health due to the uncertain standards of smuggled products.

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Duty-Free Tobacco Seizure Leads to Arrests

Authorities seized a large quantity of dutyfree tobacco at the border, leading to the arrest of three individuals in Larnaca. The lack of health warnings on the packaging flagged the illegal products, highlighting the risks of tax evasion, health hazards, and customs violations associated with smuggling tobacco.

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Understanding Cyprus’ Approach to Migration

Cyprus is actively reforming its asylum systems, combating smuggling, improving infrastructure, and promoting integration in response to the complex issue of migration. Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou emphasizes the importance of addressing humanitarian aspects and the vulnerabilities posed by the island’s strategic location between Europe and the Middle East.

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Smuggling Crackdown: Kyrenia Supermarkets Raided

In a recent crackdown on smuggling activities, authorities in Kyrenia seized nearly two metric tonnes of beef and 67.1 kilograms of lamb in supermarkets. Three individuals were arrested, highlighting the economic strain on local vendors due to price disparities and prompting increased border inspections and policy changes.

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Attempted Migrant Smuggling Thwarted Off Cypriot Coast

In a recent operation off the Cypriot coast near Cape Greco, two individuals were arrested for attempting to smuggle 458 migrants from Lebanon, charging each person around $3,000. The migrants are now safe and receiving care at the Pournara Reception Centre, while the suspects are facing charges for facilitating mass illegal migration.

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Attempted Cigarette Smuggling Thwarted at Paphos Airport

Two individuals were apprehended at Paphos Airport for attempting to smuggle over 23,000 cigarettes and 3.8kg of tobacco to the UK, evading tax laws and posing health risks to consumers. Authorities’ swift action highlights the importance of stringent dutyfree regulations and international cooperation in combating illicit trade activities that undermine public health efforts and revenue for governments.

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Police Seize Smuggled Items at Checkpoint

Authorities at the Limnitis crossing point seized untaxed goods like tobacco products, building materials, and petrol hidden in vehicles during a routine inspection, signaling ongoing efforts to combat illegal trade and maintain economic stability. The discovery of diverse contraband items underscores the dangers posed by smuggling and highlights the coordinated efforts of law enforcement to curb such illicit activities.

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Seizure of Smuggled Beef in Northern Cyprus Leads to Arrests

Authorities in Northern Cyprus have cracked down on beef smuggling from the Republic of Cyprus, resulting in the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of 140 kg of illicit meat. The incident sheds light on challenges in controlling crossborder meat trade and the economic strain faced by local businesses, particularly butchers demanding action to equalize meat prices.

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Five Detained on Allegations of Smuggling Migrants into Cyprus

Cyprus authorities detained five individuals, four from Lebanon and one Syrian, who were allegedly smuggling 210 undocumented migrants into the country via three boats off Cape Greco. The arrests shed light on the challenges faced in managing maritime migration and border control, highlighting the need for a coordinated response to this ongoing issue.

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Beef Smuggling Operation Thwarted by Authorities

Authorities have successfully thwarted a beef smuggling operation in northern Nicosia, arresting two individuals and seizing 264 kilograms of beef. This coordinated effort is part of ongoing attempts to dismantle illegal trade networks, ensuring public safety and protecting local economies.

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