Meat smuggling to Ukraine increased five times

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On the western border of Ukraine the quantity of cases of economic smuggling increased. Smugglers who try to import meat products into Ukraine became more active.

Only for January and February of this year smuggling of meat products grew five times in comparison with two last months last year, reported in the western regional government of the public border service. Violators most often try to hide illicit goods in own car, the officer tells a press - services Roman Stakhiv. The difference in the meat price which is now much lower in the states neighboring to Ukraine, in particular in Poland, gives the chance to take rather big financial benefit, explain in customs service.

At the same time cases of smuggling of cigarettes became frequent, them register 12 percent more in comparison with last year. And if meat try to deliver to Ukraine, cigarettes, on the contrary, take out because abroad they are more expensive. Frontier guards note that most often similar illegal activity is carried out by locals.


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