2020.02.21 10:22

Secret cigarette factory found in Spain, four Lithuanians detained

BNS 2020.02.21 10:22

Spain detained 20 people, including British, Ukrainian and Lithuanian citizens, after discovering an underground cigarette factory in the country's south.

The factory was installed four meters below ground under a stable, with a shipping container concealing the entrance.

The people worked in toxic and hazardous conditions and were not allowed to leave freely, EU crime agency Europol said on Thursday.

Around 3,500 cigarettes were produced every hour at the facility. Officers found 3 million cigarettes, as well as hashish, marihuana and three guns during the operation on February 13–14.