Romania's Secret Service Implicated in Cigarette Smuggling 5/28/98

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Romania's infamous Special Security Services will be cut by 24% in the wake of allegations of large-scale cigarette smuggling involving officers at the highest levels of the agency.  369 people will be fired in the initial phase of the downsizing.  The scandal came to light last month when a top officer was arrested for his role in a shipment of 30 million smuggled cigarettes to Bucharest Airport.

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