Bootleg Belarusian cigarettes on a train seized by Lithuanian Customs

Image: Muitinės kriminalinė tarnyba

The Lithuanian Customs Criminal Service (MKT) stopped a freight train coming from Belarus and seized 44,620 euros worth of bootleg cigarettes bound for Kaliningrad. Importing tobacco from Belarus has been sanctioned by the EU since July 2021.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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