Ukrainians Find Clever Way To Smuggle Cigarettes Into Romania

Romania has taken strides to reduce its number of tobacco smokers by introducing new laws forbidding smoking in certain public places and levying higher taxes on cigarette purchases. This, of course, created a market for cigarette smugglers hoping to resell their product tax-free.

Yesterday, Romanian customs uncovered an attempted smuggling of cigarettes that were hidden quite cleverly inside lumber. In all, around 70,000 packs of cigarettes were found.