Smugglers pump alcohol into Lithuania

  • 1998-08-20
  • By Anastasia Styopina
AKMENE - Despite current controversies between Latvia and Lithuania, smugglers in both countries easily find common grounds for dirty business.In July, Siauliai regional border police together with Akmene criminal police discovered a three kilometer long pipeline under the Lithuanian-Latvian border. The pipeline was used to smuggle alcohol to Lithuania.The police waited for three weeks to catch someone red-handed. On Aug. 10, they arrested former border police officer Ramunas Vanagas after he finished pumping alcohol from the Latvian side.Vanagas set up his pumping station on a farmstead in...
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