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One million cigarettes seized from lorry at port of Rosyth

About one million illicit cigarettes were seized when a lorry arriving from Belgium was stopped and searched at the port of Rosyth.

Border Force officials intercepted the vehicle last Tuesday.

A 48-year-old Polish man was arrested and charged as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £500,000 tobacco fraud.

An HMRC spokesman said: "Inquiries are ongoing."

He said the Polish man was denied entry to the UK and would be returned to the country he travelled from.

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