LNR militants seize smuggled cigarettes from DNR for $615,000

Source : 112 Ukraine

The smuggled cigarettes tried to transfer to the Russian Federation and to the Luhansk People’s Republic
20:40, 3 May 2019

The militants seized the smuggled cigarettes in the amount of $615,000 in the Luhansk People’s Republic, although the cigarettes were produced in the Donetsk People’s Republic. The press service of the Ministry of State Security of LNR reported this.

According to the report, the smuggled cigarettes produced in DNR have been sold in the Russian Federation and partially on the territories of the Luhansk People’s Republic.

The officers spotted and seized 1,679 boxes of cigarettes and four cars during the search. The militants seized the goods during the attempt of transit of cigarettes. The total amount of goods is $614,571.

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