Citizens of Poland cleverly dispersed cigarettes but failed to hide them

5 July 2014 12:49  4773669 074543
Citizens of Poland cleverly dispersed cigarettes but failed to hide them

Citizens of the Republic of Poland in a minivan Renault wanted to enter to Slovakia with the end point of the journey in Poland. For customs control and border crossing, they chose the customs post "Uzhgorod" of the Chop customs office. They decided to undergo control under the simplified procedure, i.e. in the "green corridor" lane. Such choice was supposed to mean that the Poles were not carrying to the EU anything that needs to be declared or is prohibited for transportation across the border.

However, customs officers had doubts about honesty of the citizens, who were intending to cross the border, so they decided to carry out an in-depth custom control of the vehicle. As a result, they found the assortment of Belarusian cigarettes without excise stamps and Ukrainian cigarettes with stamps, overall 907 packs of tobacco products. Interesting was the fact that the cigarettes were hidden and dispersed in 40-60 packs batches in all possible places: the luggage compartment, side niches, under personal belongings, under food, under the passenger seat, under a decorative carpet between the front and rear seats, behind backrest of the front passenger seat among personal belongings, in a compartment for documents and keys on the front panel of the car on the passenger side, under a decorative carpet on the floor at the driver's seat, in the niche for the documents and the keys, in the niche of the vehicle door cavities provided by the manufacturer.

Over this fact, officers of the Chop customs drew up a report on violation of customs regulations on the grounds of an offense under Part 1 of Art. 483 of the Customs Code of Ukraine.

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