Ukrainian tries to smuggle cigarettes to Poland, gets caught

Source : 112 Ukraine

State Border Guard detained the culprit on June 22
11:59, 24 June 2019

Smuggled cigarettes, Ukraine's State Borer Guard agents, June 2019
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Ukraine's State Border Guard managed to shut down the channel of smuggling of cigarettes across the border to Poland. The authority's press office reported this June 24; the incident itself took place June 22.

A man was driving Mercedes Sprinter near the inhabited locality in Volyn region, northwestern Ukraine, not far from the Polish border. The Border Guards stopped him and searched the car.

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'194 boxes (97,000 packs) of cigarettes without excise labels were found inside the cargo section of the car', the authority reported.

The respective fact was documented and put inside the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations.

The overall price of the seized goods makes 4,000,000 Ukrainian hryvnias.

Related: SBU blocks smuggling and sales of cocaine at amount of $ 30,000 in Kyiv

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