An incident with Ukrainian smugglers recently took place in Kosice, Slovakia. The story happened when the local police chased four Ukrainians as they were receiving the smuggled cigarettes from the freight train that carried some ore. Mukachevo.net reported that on November 22.
Kosice customs office told the police that several people were supposed to get the illegal cargo from the train that arrived in U.S. Steel Kosice enterprise.
The smugglers saw the police and tried to escape; the law enforcers used a service dog to get them.
'The dog picked up a trail and found a man in the bushes. The patrol officer ordered the dog to stay put; but the man took a stick and assaulted the dog, which bit him in return, just a little', said police press officer Lenka Ivanova.
The dog badly bit the man on his lower back, so the Ukrainian will need a long-lasting treatment.
The police examined the site and found cigarettes of various manufacturers there; the total price made EUR 23,000.