According to the coast guard, port authority teams searching vehicles for drugs discovered the packs of cigarettes concealed inside large metal cylinders. Officers counted 90,530 cigarette packs of several brands (1,810,600 cigarettes) for which the truck driver did not provide legal documentation.

According to local reports, the driver and his illicit cargo were heading to Italy.

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Patras Port Authority, which is conducting the investigation, confiscated the cigarettes, the truck and a navigation device.