Astrakhan border guards detained a shipment of cigarettes under the guise of pasta

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Astrakhan border guards did not let in Russia a large consignment bisecting cigarettes that carried from Kazakhstan under the form of pasta, reported the border guard of FSB of Russia in Kalmykia and Astrakhan region.

The Scania truck was detained at the checkpoint «Carousel». «It’s under the guise of macaroni products transported cigarettes… a total number of 500 thousand packs», — stated in the message. Country of manufacturer has listed the United Arab Emirates. The estimated cost of the party amounted to about 18 million rubles.

A criminal case under article «Manufacture, acquisition, storage, transportation or sale of commodities and products without marking, and application information, provided by the legislation of the Russian Federation». Sanctions of articles prescribe punishment up to deprivation of liberty for a term up to 6 years with a fine of up to 1 million rubles.

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