Estonian navy chief resigns over contraband scandal

Estonian navy chief resigns over contraband scandal
 

The commander of the Estonian navy has resigned after a warship was found to be carrying large quantities of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes.
Sten Sepper said that he took full responsibility for 56 cases of undeclared cigarettes and 1,000 litres of undeclared liquor found on board the Sakala mine-hunter earlier this month.
He will continue to serve as a senior staff officer, local media reported.
The commander of the Sakala is reported to have been transferred to a desk job.
Defence Minister Hannes Hanso said that it was important an Estonian took full responsibility for events within... read more

 
23 November 2016 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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