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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 21.01.2019, 22:28

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Contraband cigarettes worth EUR 2 mln busted on Lithuanian-Polish border

Contraband cigarettes worth EUR 2 mln busted on Lithuanian-Polish border

20.11.2018

A shipment of contraband cigarettes, worth around 2 million euros, has been detained by Lithuanian customs officers on the Polish border, reported LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Crime, Custom, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Lithuania



Tighter rules for Russia haulers might reduce jams on Belarusian border

Tighter rules for Russia haulers might reduce jams on Belarusian border

16.11.2018

Traffic jams on the Belarusian border might be reduced by tightening the rules for issuing freight transport permits for Russian haulers, Olegas Tarasovas of the Lithuanian national road carriers association LINAVA told the Lietuvos Rytas daily, referred LETA/BNS.

Latvia has the largest share of illegal cigarettes on the market in EU

Latvia has the largest share of illegal cigarettes on the market in EU

09.11.2018

Smuggled cigarettes currently account for 16.5% of Lithuania's tobacco market, according to the latest empty pack survey by Nielsen.This is down from 19.6% last year, reported LETA/BNS.


Belarusian busted in Lithuania with contraband in car with diplomatic plates

Belarusian busted in Lithuania with contraband in car with diplomatic plates

23.10.2018

Lithuanian customs officers have detained a Belarusian citizen who tried to bring contraband goods into the country in a car with diplomatic car plates, reported LETA/BNS.

Customs officers seize record large amount of illegal cigarettes – 26.4 mln – hidden in rail cars

Customs officers seize record large amount of illegal cigarettes – 26.4 mln – hidden in rail cars

09.03.2018

Conducting physical control of rail cargos, customs officers of the State Revenue Service (VID) at Rezekne customs checkpoint, eastern Latvia, seized 26,390,000 illegal cigarettes, VID reported.


08.03.2017

Chechens have taken leading role in people smuggling activities - Border Guard

Criminal groups made up of persons with Chechen ethnicity have taken the leading role in establishing illegal people smuggling networks on the Latvia-Russia border, the State Border Guard said in a report submitted to the Saeima's Defense, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee citing LETA.

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