Hrodna prosecution office has launched a new anti-smuggling initiative.
Taking into account that every day a lot of local residents shuttle between Belarus and Poland, or Belarus and Lithuania, prosecution officers came forward with a proposal to deprive suitcase-traders of free medical service.
Along with selling Belarusian cigarettes and fuel to the neighbours our up-and-coming fellow countrymen stock up with clothes and household appliances in the EU’s countries. At a rough estimate, about 18,000 jobless in Hrodna region enjoy an ama high standard of living.
In November, 2012 some officials demanded that violators should obligatorily move to the districts located further from the state border. Now they initiated proposals to increase day-care centre fees for smugglers’ kids and check insurance policies in health centres.