Belarusian customs officials Seize 668 Kilos of hash
668 kilograms of hashish was seized by Belarusian customs officials. The body reports that an attempt to smuggle more than half a ton of hashish into the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union has been suppressed. This batch is designed for 3.3 million doses, and the total cost on the black market is about $13.4 million. The drugs are known to have been hidden in a sea container. The cargo was transported by road from Riga through checkpoint “Urbany”, which is on the Belarusian-Latvian border under the guise of pesticides. The final recipient of the documents is a commercial Russian company.
Eduard Danilovich, head of the main department for the organization of combating smuggling and post-customs control of the State Customs Committee of Belarus: “The customs officers discovered the crime using the risk management system, as well as the capabilities of the inspection complex and the dog service. However, during the customs examination, it was found that among the barrels with legally imported goods there were boxes with a compressed dark brown substance with a total weight of 668 kg. The examination carried out in Vitebsk Region confirmed that the substance of plant origin is a dangerous drug – hashish. The customs authorities initiated a criminal case.”
The customs authorities opened a criminal case on drug smuggling. The driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old citizen of Belarus, was detained. And now customs officers, in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, are identifying all those involved in the drug supply channel and sales markets.