The Belgian customs authorities took part in an international operation named JCO Replica. This operation was coordinated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and took place in the sea harbours of Antwerp and Zeebrugge. Cigarettes of the brands Marlboro, L&M en Mayfair were confiscated.
During the first week of the operation, over 25 million cigarettes were seized. Later on, 4 containers holding more than 40 million cigarettes were confiscated.