A river smuggler has been caught ... (PHOTOS)
April 25, about 22 o'clock, border guards of the "Salovka" unit prevented an attempt to illegally transport excisable goods across the border to Hungary.
Having received the information about a possible transportation of cigarettes across the border outside crossing points, border guards detained a man without any ID who called himself a citizen of Ukraine. The detainee had a rubber boat and nine cardboard boxes in black and blue polyethylene.
As it turned out, our countryman, a resident of one of the border towns, was trying to illegally smuggle to the neighboring country Belarusian cigarettes "Fest" with excise stamps of the Republic of Belarus. The total number of cigarettes prepared for transporting was 4,500 packs.
The man and the cigarettes were arrested and taken to the border guard station to draw up administrative and procedural documents for violation of border regime and attempted illegal border crossing. The decision on his fate will be taken by court which may impose on him a fine in the amount of 3,400 UAH.