Customs officials found 8 boxes of cigarettes hidden under ore

24 April 2012 09:42  29910458 010782

Joint customs and border control found hidden from customs control 394 blocks of cigarettes in one of the 46 train freight wagons at the international railway checkpoint ‘Pavlove’ on the Ukrainian-Slovakia border.

The train routed through Ukraine to Slovakia with a cargo of ‘the concentration of iron ore sintering’. Border guards and customs officials noticed the violation of the integrity on the surface of one of the cargo wagons during the inspection. Therefore by using feeler probes and shovels customs officers dug from the ore for nearly 8 boxes of tobacco products ‘Jin Ling’ with Ukrainian tax stamp, - informs Viktoriia Senhetovska, the press secretary of Tchop customs.

Tags: cross-border fraud, cigarettes, customs

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