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From October 18 to October 27, 2011, the European Anti-Fraud Office coordinated an effort to combat smuggling and fraud, which resulted in the confiscation of 1.2 million cigarettes.
Operation Barrel, the first joint customs operation of its kind targeting trains along EU Eastern border, focused on smuggling of tobacco products and synthetic drugs.
According to the European Commission, all 1.2 million cigarettes were destroyed as required by the Community Customs Code.
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