Contraband was carried by a car with fake numbers
At the request of uzhgorod.in, the Consul General of Ukraine in Nyíregyháza Serhiy Borodenkov clarified the situation with the detention of a citizen of Ukraine in Hungary. Indeed, the detainee is a citizen of Ukraine, who was following by a white van Volkswagen Transporter, in which a large quantity of contraband cigarettes was found.
This citizen forged license plate on the car currently registered for the German Embassy in Kyiv - D006024 on a white background. Also, he had a "people's diplomacy" badge.
During an inspection, they found in the car original Czech registration certificate and original Czech license plates. This citizen pleaded guilty in a forgery of license plates and cigarette smuggling.
It should be noted that some Transcarpathian news sites published false information, and S. Borodenkov stressed on the fact that no Ukrainian diplomat was involved in the incident.
As reported by Ukrainian media, in the city of Feherdormot, during the inspection of a car with Ukrainian diplomatic number plates, the police patrol found in the car 35 thousand cigarettes worth 28 million forints (about 150 thousand dollars).
According to local police officers, the car with contraband cargo was driven by a 41-year-old citizen of Ukraine who was holding a diplomatic license.
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