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Spain acts to stop ‘low-level cigarette smuggling’ from Gibraltar

| January 7, 2013

New measures introduced by Spainto clamp down on ‘low-level cigarette smuggling’ from Gibraltarhave come into force, according to a story in the Gibraltar Chronicle.

The measures cut existing tobacco allowances for frontier workers and residents of the Campo de Gibraltar by over a half

Up until now, people living within a radius of 15 km were allowed to carry one carton of cigarettes a month from Gibraltar intoSpain.

But a legislative measure approved in October as part of the Spanish budget reduced the permitted monthly allowance to four packs from January 1.

In the budget announcement, the Spanish government said the move was necessary to tackle a rise in the ‘abuse’ of existing tobacco allowances be people crossing from Gibraltar into Spain.

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