Record smuggling attempt thwarted in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
A record smuggling attempt of nine tonnes of tobacco was thwarted when Polish police found the contraband, worth PLN 5.5 million (EUR 1.2 million), in tins labelled as dog food.
Some of the tobacco found in cans labelled as dog food. Photo: Policja.pl
The shipment was destined for Germany and was intercepted by police at the Polish-Slovak border crossing in Barwinek, southeastern Poland.
A Polish truck driver said he was transporting cans of dog food from Bulgaria to Germany, according to police.
But police found the cans were filled with tobacco from the UAE, intended for smoking in hookah water pipes. The driver has been detained. (vb/pk)