THE Guardia Civil has seized 3,600 packs of cigarettes in La Linea.

Officers have also arrested five Gibraltarians in connection with smuggling the tobacco after they were intercepted during their operation.

The alleged perpetrators were seen at the border fence at the west of the city, and three of them were arrested at the scene, while the other two attempted to flee on mopeds with around 1,800 of the tobacco boxes.