Smugglers seized trying to haul a record batch of amber from Ukraine to Poland

Source : 112 Ukraine

The smuggled batch of amber amounts to almost 170 million hryvnas
09:29, 17 March 2016

Amber smugglers were seized in Poland trying to haul a record batch from Ukraine – 1,5 tons of amber with a total value of around 167 million hryvnas, informed tvn24.

“During the check border guards noticed that suspicious bags and carton boxes were lying under the goods recorded officially. It turned out, they were filled with smuggled amber”, - representative of the border guard service Marzhena Semenyuk informed.

Border guards thoroughly checked the truck and exposed 1,5 tons of smuggled amber.

“We estimated the approximate value of amber at 24 million zloty. If this illegal huge batch of amber had reached the market, Poland would have suffered losses at 5,5 million zloty”, - Semenyuk explained. 





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