Assistance was requested from the special units as there were indications that the warehouses were being guarded by armed men. The cigarettes seized were Superkings, a brand popular among smokers in the UK. Mr Adyns wouldn’t go into too much detail about the raid. However, he did say that the cigarettes seized had been made just a few hours before the warehouse was raided.
At the end of November last year an illegal cigarette factory was raided and dismantled in Lanaken. Then detectives arrested 8 Ukrainians. Several tones of Richmond and Marlboro tobacco were confiscated. The operation was carried out with the support of Europol.