During the day border guards of SBGS together with customs officers detected stashes of tobacco in 9 cars.
Firstly, at the “Tysa” checkpoint, two Ukrainian citizens tried to carry almost 1150 packs of cigarettes across the border in the structural features of their cars. As a result, the perpetrators have lost both products and vehicles.
Secondly, at the “Porubne” checkpoint, two citizens of Romania and Ukraine tried to carry more than 460 packs of cigarettes hidden in the back seat, spare wheel and in the passenger seat. The found products and the vehicles were seized according to the law and transferred to the Fiscal Service. The cost of confiscated property amounted more than 750 thousand UAH.
Thirdly, servicemen of Lutsk Border Guard Detachment, at the “Yahodyn” checkpoint, two times found contraband tobacco products in the cars of two Ukrainians, who were travelling abroad. To sum it up, border guards found more than 500 packs of cigarettes.
Also, servicemen of Lviv Border Guard Detachment two times found stashes of tobacco at the “Volodimir-Volynsky” and "Ustilug" checkpoints. 280 packs of cigarettes were hidden under the one of train wagons and in the back seat of the car.
In addition, border guards found one more portion of contraband goods at the "Krakivets" checkpoint near the Ukrainian-Polish border. Polish citizen, who was coming back home, tried to carry 280 packs of cigarettes hidden in a niche of spare wheel of his car.