Custom officials have seized two million contraband cigarettes at Newcastle International Airport in what is though to be the biggest ever haul at a UK airport.
Officers at NCL grabbed 146 suitcases full of cigarettes after a flight from TFS landed early on Christmas Day. No arrests were made because the cases were not claimed by passengers.
Source: ITV teletext.
You gotta give the Geordies credit for trying, god bless them, imagine how much that's cost them? Roughly £197,000. Ouch, that's gonna hurt.
Just think of all those cigarettes going up in smoke. (pardon the pun)