Transcarpathian border guards seized a car and contraband (PHOTOS)
At the checkpoint "Tisa", on the border with Hungary, a passenger car "KIA" with Slovak license plates driven by our countryman was detained. During the border and customs control, law enforcement officers had suspicions about the validity of the documents authorizing to operate the car. As a result of operational and verification measures, it was found out that the power of attorney was fake. As a result, the vehicle was confiscated and evaluated at 29,000 UAH.
In another two cases, attempts of illegal transportation of cigarettes across the border were detected. In the first one, cigarettes were found in the spare wheel of a "Nissan Murano" by which a citizen of Slovakia was leaving Ukraine through the checkpoint "Maly Berezny". After dismantling of the wheel, customs officers found 240 packs of cigarettes of eight brands. The tobacco products were seized, their value was over 2,600 UAH. In the second case, 1500 packs of cigarettes were found during the control of a freight train en route to Hungary through the checkpoint "Salovka." The tobacco products were hidden in one of the gondolas under a layer of iron ore. The value of the seized cigarettes is being established.