Senior Gets Week in Jail for Smuggled Smokes

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2/3/2012 9:39 AM

A court has sentenced a 75-year-old woman to seven days behind bars for the possession of contraband cigarettes.

When police apprehended the woman in the town of Kohtla-Järve on January 30, they found her carrying 38 packs of cigarettes that lacked the required Estonian tax stamps. Another 73 such packs were found in her home, according to a statement by the East Prefecture.

Because the woman had already been fined for a number of similar offenses and none of the actions taken so far had convinced her to change her ways, one of the chief investigators at the Jõhvi constabulary requested that the court give her at least 15 days detention.

The Viru County court decided, however, that seven days behind bars would be enough.


Ingrid Teesalu

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