Police expose cigarette seller’s fruity secret

Police expose cigarette seller's fruity secret
The cigarettes were hidden under watermelons. Photo: Fairfax County/Flickr
Police in the southern Italian city of Bari have arrested a man caught smuggling six tonnes of cigarettes from Greece under a pallet of watermelons.

Lucio Giannone, 37, aroused suspicion when he became visibly agitated during a routine inspection, Bari Live news website reported.

A vehicle scan revealed a total of 29,927 cartons of cigarettes hidden under the fruit.

Giannone was promptly arrested for trafficking and the truck seized, Bari Live said.

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