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LA LÍNEA (Agencies) The Guardia Civil post at the entrance to Spain from Gibraltar has seized 82,713 packets of cigarettes since WSeptember 1st. This is the result of searches made of vehicles and pedestrians coming from Gibraltar. Large quantities of packets missing the seals of intra-community legality have been found in the false bottoms or spaces in cars, vans and even motorbikes, hidden in the clothing or baggage of pedestrians. In total, 181 motorbikes have been confiscated, plus 161 cars and vans, while some 548 people have been charged with 520 cases of contraband.