The other day, cigarette dealers in Bukovyna lost three shipments of tobacco products that they planned to transport to neighboring Romania illegally. Their plans were ruined by the border guards of the Chernivtsi detachment.
In one case, a border patrol unit, which was examining the Falkov border sector, found a cigarette hiding place. In it the border guards found more than 2,400 packs of cigarettes of three names.
In the other case, the offenders, who were carrying their goods under the cover of night, were found a few hundred meters from the border. Border guards detained two tobacco smugglers who were carrying almost 3,000 packs of cigarettes toward the border. Administrative offence reports were drawn up for men under Part 2 of Article 204-1 of the Code of Administrative Offences, and cigarettes were taken to the subdivision.
In another case, tobacco contraband was discovered by servicemen of Nyzhni Petrivtsi section of Krasnoilsk BG division. First, two kilometres from the state border, law enforcement officers found a group of people who were moving in the direction of a neighboring country. When attempting to escape, the unidentified men fled and left bags containing 2,000 packs of two brands of cigarettes.
All detected tobacco products in accordance with the established procedure will be transferred to the State Financial Service of Ukraine in Chernivtsi oblast.