dimanche 3 juillet 2011

Estonia: A pipeline to defraud the vodka.

In September 2008, eleven people accused of building a pipeline to vodka 1.6 Km to the Estonian-Russian border have been brought to justice Estonian.
Some 6,200 liters of distilled alcohol illegally have passed through the assembly of plastic tubes installed between the cities of Narva (Earth Viru Oriental), Estonia, and Ivangorod, to 159 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The pipeline, "very thin but very strong," crossed the border at the bottom of a pond.
Russian and Estonian defendants have saved 900 000 Estonian kroons (about 57,000 euros) in taxes.
Since Estonia joined the EU in 2004, there Vodka has become much more expensive. The bottles will cost three times more than the other side of the border.
Estonian consumers might be accustomed to the rot-gut, smugglers arrested in 2004, had a hard time selling their stock. Considered undrinkable in Tallinn, their vodka has finally found a buyer in the university town and cultural Tartu. The suspects incur five years in prison. A penalty does not deter traffickers.
In 2006, an even longer pipeline - 2.5 km - was found in Estonia. Vodka smuggling because of serious health problems in the Baltic States. In 2001, said The Times, 67 people died after drinking adulterated alcohol with methanol.
Estonian smugglers are not pioneers in alcooloduc. In 2004, it was discovered 3 km pipeline used to transport of vodka between Belarus and Lithuania, the online journal reveals Iantarnyi Krai.
According to a study cited by Time English, 46.4% of the male population of Estonia has big problems with alcohol. Rate remains below that of neighboring Russians: 53.2%.
Vodka (small water) Russia (40 ° alcohol) is produced by distilling rye, while in Europe the water is distilled spirits mainly from the potato and beet. It owes its modern recipe famous Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, creator in 1869 of the periodic table and periodic table.

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