Polish Border Guard Post in Biała Podlaska defeated an organized criminal group that smuggled tobacco

The methods of operation and people involved in smuggling cigarettes from Belarus to Poland across the border river Bug. The method of contraband distribution, and the precise division of roles within the structure of the criminal group were determined. 

Five Polish citizens were arrested in the case and charged with committing fiscal offenses resulting from unpaid customs duties and VAT. The perpetrators’ residences were searched, which made it possible to reveal and secure evidence of illegal activity. 

With the material collected in the case allowed the District Prosecutor to present the detainees with accusations of participation in an organized criminal group and smuggling of at least 389 thousand packets of cigarettes without Polish excise value over 5 million 600 thousand. PLN and their illegal introduction to the market into the customs territory of the European Union.