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Customs officer injured in violent tobacco clash

A local Customs officer was injured during a violent clash with smugglers at the border fence near the tunnel construction site yesterday.

Three Customs officers were attacked when they tried to stop a group of around four smugglers attempting to throw two cases of cigarettes into Spain, according to a Customs spokesman.

The smugglers reacted aggressively and were joined by a number of other men who jumped over the fence, forcing the local officers to draw batons.

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