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Police discover haul of stolen cigarettes

More than half a million dollars worth of allegedly stolen cigarettes have been recovered by Seymour police following a routine interception on the Hume Fwy.

December 24, 2012 5:45am

More than half a million dollars worth of allegedly stolen cigarettes have been recovered by Seymour police following a routine interception on the Hume Fwy.

Police pulled over the white Hino enclosed light truck, travelling north on the freeway at 11.30am on Saturday .

After speaking with the driver the officers decided to search the truck and they uncovered three pallets of cigarettes valued at about $580000.

Two men aged 28 and 35, both from NSW, have been charged with two counts each of possessing proceeds of crime and one count each of handling stolen goods.

A police spokesperson said Customs and Border Protection would assist with further inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the find.

Both men have been bailed to appear at Seymour Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 21.

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