This morning, border guards of the Chop detachment, together with customs officers, prevented an attempt to illegally move contraband cigarettes across the border.
Thus, a minibus "Mercedes Vito" driven by a citizen of Ukraine arrived at the checkpoint "Maly Berezny" for border and customs control. Due to a number of factors, border guards together with customs officers decided to thoroughly inspect the car.
As a result of the joint inspection, in the cabin of the vehicle, under the upholstery, and in the spare wheel, they found cigarettes "Pryluky", "L&M" and "Chesterfield". The total number of the tobacco products was 560 packs.
The cigarettes were seized according to the established procedure and estimated at over 9,000 UAH. The same fate befell the vehicle "Mercedes Vito" made in 2005, which was estimated at almost 200,000 UAH.
Press Service of the Chop border guard detachment