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Greece seeks to plug 'Bermuda Triangle' of lost taxes

New govt hopes to raise money to pay off country's massive debts by stamping out fuel, cigarette fraud

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MAJOR SCAM: According to the market research company Nielsen, which used official Greek data, more than one cigarette in five smoked in Greece last year was smuggled, compared with only 3 per cent in 2009.

Athens

IT COULD be a scene from a thriller: a ghost ship abandoned in the crystal-clear bay of a Greek island, its hold crammed with millions of illegal cigarettes, the crew nowhere to be seen.

And no one knows where the freighter Amaranthus or its cargo were bound for when it

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