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Večer: Smugglers

Maribor, 6 May - A group of criminals gathers, draws in a customs officer or two and in about a year they smuggle into the country and sell goods worth hundreds of millions of tolars. Of course the goods are those subjected to the highest tax and customs tariff rates and therefore yielding highest profits. And the very same state that is so scrupulous in effecting customs clearance with every package of pampers nappies and cheap Korean radios if together with other goods in the car boot they exceed the value of 100 U.S. dollars needed over a year to catch a handful of criminals who have bereft it of over a billion tolars through smuggling business, the Maribor daily Večer stresses in Wednesday's issue.

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