Lithuanian customs officers seized smuggled Belarusian cigarettes in a batch of concrete blocks

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На русском языке: В Литве задержали контрабанду сигарет в бетонных блоках
На беларускай мове: У Літве затрымалі кантрабанду цыгарэт у бетонных блоках

Customs officers of the Lavoryskes road post in Lithuania seized boxes of Belarusian cigarettes in a batch of concrete blocks. The incident occurred on November 19, but information about it was published only today. The cost of a batch of cigarettes was estimated at 160 thousand euros.

On Friday, November 19, at about 5 p.m., a citizen of Belarus, who arrived at the Lavoriskes post driving a Scania truck, told customs officers that he was transporting 18 tons of concrete blocks to Vilnius enterprise. However, customs officers decided to check the car with the help of X-ray control. It turned out that only three of 21 pallets were actually loaded with concrete blocks. On the remaining pallets, cigarette boxes were lined with blocks on all sides.

In total, 50 thousand packs of Belarusian cigarettes NZ Gold were found. Their cost is 160 thousand euros including taxes.

A pre-trial investigation into the case has been launched at Vilnius branch of the Criminal Customs Service. The car and the illegal cargo it was transporting were seized. The driver was detained for two months.

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