Ukraine detains smuggled cigarettes from Belarus

Smuggled cigarettes from Belarus in Ukraine. Photo: Ukraine agency.

At the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, Ukrainian border guards have found many contraband cigarettes in a cache of a truck, the State Border Service of Ukraine reports.

The border guards received information about the transportation of contraband across the border in advance. Therefore, when a “Renault” truck with Belarusian registration arrived at the checkpoint “Vystupovichi,” they immediately began an in-depth inspection of the car.

In the trailer of the car, they found hidden tobacco products of Belarusian origin. In the cache, law enforcers found at least 192 cases of contraband tobacco.