Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Huge consignment of contraband cloth detained at Lithuanian border

Euroradio

A huge consignment of contraband cloth costing about 4 billion roubles has been detained at the border check- point Benyakoni. The goods were transported in a truck, the Customs Committee reports. Only 649 rolls of cloth (147 square metres) were declared. Customs officers found extra 351 rolls (80 square meters) in the truck.

The importer tried hiding a big part of the consignment and to avoid paying about 1 billion roubles of the customs duty.

The extra goods have been confiscated. The case will be considered in court.