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Contraband Beer and Wine Seized

The Libyan customs authorities have reportedly seized a consignment of beer and wine allegedly smuggled from Malta. The Times of Malta reports that the liquor, including 21,468 bottles of contraband wine, was found hidden behind Pepsi cans in a container at the Port of Misrata. (Source: Times of Malta) (Contraband image via Shutterstock)

Most Libyan Cigarettes Contraband

Up to 75 percent of cigarette sales in Libya are reported to be contraband. According to a new report -- World Cigarettes Libya -- total consumption is 24 billion pieces per annum, of which only 6 billion are duty paid. Smoking is widespread with just under half of adult men smoking, although only 0.8% of […]