The gang smuggled millions of cigarettes to Denmark

Six men are sentenced to long prison terms and millionbøder for smuggling 14 million cigarettes. According to the police, 11 men stood behind the smuggling of

The gang smuggled millions of cigarettes to Denmark

Six men are sentenced to long prison terms and millionbøder for smuggling 14 million cigarettes.

According to the police, 11 men stood behind the smuggling of about 14 million cigarettes to Denmark and thus cheated the treasury of over 20 million dollars.

Friday is the six of the men at the Court in Aarhus has been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences and millionbøder which of the many cigarettes.

The state police special group against organised and cross-border crime Special Investigation into the West - SEV -in a press release.

Two other men convicted in the case, while three men are in custody in Poland with a view to extradition to Denmark.

the Case against cigaretsmuglerne was for a longer period of time investigated by SEV in cooperation with the Polish authorities.

In march, however, the authorities were ready to strike. In a coordinated action, six individuals were arrested at different locations in Jutland. During the investigation, the police have also seized two and a half million cigarettes in Jutland and three million cigarettes in Poland.

Friday, two men of 40 and 50 year sentenced to three and a half years in prison. They were also each fined about ten million dollars. The youngest, a Polish national, was expelled for good.

A 43-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison and a fine of around nine million dollars. A 54-year-old man got a sentence of two and a half years in prison and a fine of around four million dollars

Two men from Lithuania were deported with a ban on entry for 12 years. They each received a fine of around one and a half million dollars. The one on the 47 year also received two years in prison. His 46-year-old brother, was sentenced to one and a half years in prison.

They received all the judgment.

- I know it is one of the biggest cases of its kind in Denmark, and there is talk about highly organised crime which has threads to more countries, says in a comment from the prosecutor Mette Fladkjær.

- I am satisfied that the police have dismantled the network, and that has been shared significant fines and longer jail terms to the defendants, says the prosecutor.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 16:00

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