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Friday, December 10, 2004

New uses for pipelines

Talk about being enterprising, Reuters reports that Lithuanian border guards have unearthed a three-kilometre pipeline for smuggling in moonshine liquor from neighbouring Belarus.
"The thin plastic pipeline, buried a few centimetres underground, ran under several roads, along a riverbed and ended next to the home of a Lithuanian citizen. There was no news of any arrests. It was the fourth such pipeline discovered in the last two years but by far the longest. Moonshine vodka from Belarus is sold on the black market in Lithuania, undercutting prices of legitimate alcohol that have risen sharply since the Baltic nation joined the European Union in May. "


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