Watch Latvian police 'bust an illegal cigarette factory'

Dramatic video released by Latvian border guards showed the cigarettes in packs with labels written in English, which could indicate they were produced for sale outside the country.

Most of the cigarettes were in Winston-branded packs, with some in Marlboro-branded packs, the border guard said.

The raid, which took place on April 22, also found 1.5 tons of fine-cut tobacco leaves, and pictures from the raid show stacks of cut paper set to be folded into cigarette packs.

A total of nearly 370 million illegal cigarettes were seized in 2020 in international operations involving the European Anti-Fraud Office.