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Police find secret cigarette factory 4 meters underground – Times of India

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MADRID: Police have dismantled what they say is the Europe Union’s first clandestine underground cigarettefactory _ four meters (13 feet) under a horse stable in southern Spain.
Statements Thursday from Spanish police and Europol said 20 people from Britain, Ukraine and Lithuania were arrested.
Europol said beds and living quarters for the workers were found in the bunker factory in southern Malaga province. Access to the plant, operating since 2019, was concealed by a cargo container, police said.
EuropoI said workers were forced to labor in extremely dangerous and toxic conditions and were not allowed to leave the facility on their own. It said the factory had a complete production line.
The factory produced 3.500 cigarettes an hour, police said.
The Spanish Civil Guard said the gang included mostly Britons. One of the ring leaders was said to be a fugitive Briton identified only by his initials, D.D.
More than 3 million cigarettes, quantities of hashish and marijuana, as well as three weapons, were seized. The raids took place Feb. 13-14.


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