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Illicit alcohol 'piped into EU'

BBC News reported in December 2004 that residents of rural Lithuania appear to have found an ingenious way to get round sharply rising alcohol prices. Border guards have unearthed a 3km pipeline used for smuggling liquor from neighbouring Belarus where it can be purchased much more cheaply. A guards' spokesman said it was the fourth such pipeline to be found, but that this one was of record length. Find the full story here.

Posted by Cynthia on March 16, 2005 at 03:29 PM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Belarus, Lithuania | Permalink