The town in Belarus from where cigarettes are smuggled to the UK

The town in Belarus from where cigarettes are smuggled to the UK
 

A town in Belarus is producing billions of cigarettes a year, about a third of which are thought to be smuggled to the EU. How do they end up in the UK and what measures are taken to stop the illegal trade?
We pull into Grodno in the west of Belarus - effectively the last communist state in Europe and some say the "last dictatorship" too. In the most recent elections President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected with 83% of the vote.
On the outskirts stand Soviet-era tower blocks, 15 storeys of cracked paint and crumbling brickwork.
But it's the long, yellow building with grilles... read more

 
1 December 2016 in Regional, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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