A 38-year-old man was detained by the Zagreb police after they discovered 463 kilograms of finely cut tobacco and 765 packs of cigarettes in his possession. According to reports, the man had gone to the apartment of a 77-year-old man in Novi Zagreb, where he was renting a garage, on Thursday morning.
During the search of the garage in Ilica, the police found the large quantities of tobacco and cigarettes. It is believed that the man intended to resell the products, possibly working with a 58-year-old man in the illegal trade. Following the completion of the criminal investigation, the suspect was placed in custody and a special report was submitted to the Municipal Criminal State Attorney’s Office in Zagreb.
The state attorney’s office has also received a report that suggests that the man worked with another individual in the illegal trade of tobacco and cigarettes. The police believe that he purchased large quantities of finely cut tobacco and packs of cigarettes with the intention of reselling them for profit.