Tones of tobacco detected in the east of the country.


Tones of tobacco have been detected by customs officers and prosecutors in the eastern part of the country. Law enforcers disclosed and liquidated a criminal group, specializing in large-scale tobacco smuggling.

Several searches and detentions have been conducted in this respect.

Thus, on the evening of June 13, in the region of Budesti, law enforcers stopped a truck of Kamaz model. Its trailer contained 220 boxes with 5940 kg of fermented tobacco without documents of origin, meant to be fraudulently transported over the eastern border of the country. The truck was accompanied by another car, whose driver had the role of an escort, moving ahead of the truck, a tactic used by smugglers to inspect the predetermined route and to inform the driver of the truck transporting the goods about the possibility to continue the movement.

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