Record batch of contraband cigarettes found on border

The cigarettes were concealed very inventively - right in the logs being transported in a truck.

23 March 2016 16:00

A consignment of contraband cigarettes amounting to UAH 566 thousand was found in the truck with timber on the border with Poland, reports the press service of Mostyska border detachment of the Western Regional Department of State Border Service of Ukraine.

According to the press service, the contraband cigarettes were discovered by customs officers and border guards on March 22 while checking a truck at Krakovets checkpoint on the border with Poland.

The cigarettes were hidden in specially sawed holes in the timbers. Counting the cigarettes lasted more than 15 hours. According to the press service, a record number of cigarettes has been found this year: 51600 packs of Marble and Fest cigarettes.  

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