A Lithuanian army soldier runs after a jump in the icy water during an exercise in Rukla, Lithuania January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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Tobacco smugglers are using river iceflows and GPS technology to transport their goods into Lithuania, where an estimated one in every six cigarettes smoked in 2016 was illegally imported.The Baltic country's border guard said Friday it had found thousands of packets of cigarettes attached beneath blocks of ice on the river Neris, which runs into Lithuania from Belarus, since the ice began flowing two weeks ago.The cigarettes, which are about four times more expensive in Lithuania than in Belarus, were worth an estimated 8,000 euros (around $9,000), Pukinskas said.
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