Citizen of Hungary tried to transport smuggled cigarettes in a specially manufactured car

15 June 2012 16:02  39614779 015257

The citizen of Hungary tried to use his car, especially purchased with hidings, in order to move smuggled tobacco products on the Ukrainian-Romanian border.

68-year old driver assured the inspector-cynologist that he does not transport anything hidden in the car during the inspection at the international checkpoint ‘Diakove’. However, the customs officer decided to conduct in-depth review of the car.

Thus, a repository was revealed in the back barrel of the exhausted pipe in which 70 boxes of cigarettes of ‘Viceroy’ brand were hidden. 157 boxes of cigarettes of the same brand were found in a specially constructed cavity between the engine and passenger compartment by the customs officer. Access to the found cigarettes was possible only after the decorative covering of the engine compartment dismantling and three branch pipes and metal plate removing.

The protocol was drawn under the Article 483, Part 1 of the Customs Code of Ukraine. Cigarettes, which cost is almost 2000 hryvnia and passenger car, which was used for the hidden goods’ transportation, were removed until the court’s decision. We want to remind you that this article provides one hundred percent penalty of the offence goods and the confiscation of cigarettes and car, - informs Chop Customs Office press secretary Viktoriia Sengetovska. 

Tags: smuggling, customs office, cigarettes

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