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Five million cigarettes seized at Port of Felixstowe

Felixstowe Port, Suffolk Credit: PA Images

Border force officers have foiled an attempt to smuggle five million cigarettes into the UK through the Port of Felixstowe.

Officials found the shipment on Wednesday night after investigating a trailer which had arrived at the port from the Netherlands.

If the smuggling attempt had been successful, it would have cost the Treasury around a million pounds in unpaid excise duty.