Cigarettes were hidden in wagons with cutting and scrap metal.
The employees of the Customs Department of the State Revenue Service (SRS) and the State Border Guard Service of Latvia prevented smuggling of 550 thousand cigarettes (27.5 thousand packs) when controlling the freight trains from Belarus, reports naviny.online.
The cigarettes were hidden in wagons with cutting and scrap metal.
According to the State Customs Committee press center, on October 13, when checking scanned images of a train arriving from Belarus to the customs control point "Indra", there were discovered cigarettes hidden in the woodchip. As a result of the inspection, 240,000 cigarettes of NZ Gold (12,000 packs) with Belarusian excise stamps were seized.
On October 9, officers of Daugavpils customs control post seized cigarettes hidden in a wagon under a load of scrap metal. As a result, 310 thousand cigarettes of NZ Gold (15.5 thousand packs) with the Belarusian excise stamps were seized.
The unpaid taxes on the seized cigarettes amounted to over €93 thousand. The case file has been submitted for initiation of criminal proceedings.