In Slovakia cargo of cigarettes in cost more than $1 millionIn Slovakia employees of customs is confiscated have confiscated 17 million illicit cigarettes for the sum more than one million dollars. Illegal cargo has been found out at examination of two trailers following to Poland. Drivers who declared cargo as fruit from Greece, are detained on charge in contraband, transfers Radio “ Freedom “.
Meanwhile, thanks to tobacco contraband, EU economy by estimations of experts loses annually nearby 1,5 mlrd dollars
So, in April of this year the Eurocommission has accused tobacco giants Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds that for many years those shut eyes to contraband of cigarettes in EU. Official Bruxelles asserted that the companies sold in the third countries of cigarettes more than those were able sell in home market, accurately understanding that surpluses will be illegally imported into the European Union. Thus the tobacco companies participated in the money-laundering, received from contraband.
Besides, as a result of non-payment of excises and taxes to tobacco products the American companies the European Union only in 2000ã. Has lost from activity of the tobacco companies of 1 billion euro.
thereupon also it is possible to remind that one of these days the Lithuanian frontier guards have found out a pipe in length of 3 km which was used for contraband of self-made vodka from Belarus to Lithuania. As frontier guards inform, the plastic pipe has been dug on depth from 2 to 10 sm and lay under several roads. To go for so smart way of a transportation of alcohol of smugglers has forced that the alcohol in Lithuania costs very expensively and, having sold there cheap vodka from Belarus, it is possible to receive a gain about 300 %. It is the fourth with 2002ã. A case of detection similar “ vodkoprovoda “ in territory of Lithuania.
From - for differences of the prices for alcohol, cigarettes and consumer goods in Russia, Belarus to Ukraine and the EU countries contraband is one of the most widespread biznesov in frontier areas of these states.
however a contraband subject frequently become not only so-called “ consumer goods “. So, one of these days customs officers of Moldova and Ukraine during joint operation in territory of the Lvov area (Ukraine) had been detained cargo of Dnestr coins for the sum of 117 thousand dollars Money were minted on a mint in Poland by request of Dnestr republican bank. Coins were transported by car KAMAZ belonging to bank of Dnestr region, money has been declared as metal counters. As a result to official Tiraspol nearly have not brought accusation in manufacturing and contraband of false currency.