Italian Financial Police Seize 82 Tonnes of Counterfeit Cigarettes

Italian police seized 82 tonnes of counterfeit cigarettes and arrested one person during a raid of an abandoned factory in the industrial area of Pomezia, close to Rome, where officers found machinery and materials for the production of cigarettes and several foreign workers, including a number of Ukrainian refugees.

Human Smugglers, Forgers Use War in Ukraine to Profit

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created a fertile ground for various crimes, including human smuggling and forging documents that allow men of military age to cross the border and evade mobilization, Slidstvo.info reported.