The flow of contraband cigarettes through the Ukrainian border increased by 34%

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast weekend in the Odessa region guards Kotovskogo squad detained a large consignment of cigarettes that offenders tried to illegally smuggle across the border. Deliver tobacco from Moldova to Ukraine is the checkpoint tried three Moldovans.

This was June 23 the press service of State Border Service of Ukraine.

Border guard kept them near the village Fedorivka, 100 meters from the state border. Total 17 22 and 30-year-old Moldovan citizens had moved to Ukraine 48 boxes of cigarettes.

The detainees were taken to the border units to produce administrative procedure documents. More than 23,500 packs of cigarettes, which previously estimated at 115 000 hryvnia, seized and handed over to customs.

Just over five months of this year, the staff found and seized Gospogransluzhby 1658000 packs of cigarettes, which is 34% more than the same period last year (in 2013 – 1.24 million packs). Total contraband smokes was found on the border with Moldova (63%), Poland (16%), Romania (14%) and Hungary (6%).

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