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Police intercept an impressive amount of contraband cigarettes in Latgale

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At the beginning of the week, a massive amount of contraband cigarettes was intercepted – 1,900,140 Minsk 5 Superslim cigarettes with Belarusian excise labels. 1966-born citizen of Lithuania who was driving the truck in which cigarettes were found has been arrested.

On the night to Tuesday, officials of State Revenue Service’s Finance Police and Customs Police intercepted a truck that left Silene border control checkpoint to check information regarding a possible smuggling operation. Officers decided to return the vehicle to Silene checkpoint for a closer inspection.
 

A secret compartment was discovered on the semi-trailer’s containers. Officers performed an in-depth inspection of the secret compartment and found nearly two million contraband cigarettes, as confirmed by border guard representatives.
 

In total, officers confiscated 1,900,140 Minsk 5 Superslim cigarettes with Belarusian excise labels.
 

All following procedural activities in relation to the contraband cigarettes will be performed by State Revenue Service’s Finance Police and Customs Police. A criminal process has been launched in accordance with Section 190 of the Criminal Law.

BNN

15-09-2017
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