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News article5 July 2021European Anti-Fraud Office

OLAF supports Frontex operation against tobacco smuggling



A joint action day led by the EU border agency Frontex and supported by the OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office, has led to the seizure of 6.7 million illegal cigarettes and 2.6 tonnes of raw tobacco, along with half a tonne of illegal drugs.

The joint operation, called Arktos, involved law enforcement and customs officers from seven countries, EU agencies and international organisations. OLAF’s support for the operation focused essentially on information exchange between EU Member States and customs authorities.

More details on the results of Operation Arktos can be found on the Frontex website.

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Publication date
5 July 2021
European Anti-Fraud Office
News type
OLAF news article