Russia Customs Seizes Pak Bound Military Spares

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  1. hitesh

    hitesh New Member

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    [​IMG]Eleven containers of military spares allegedly being smuggled to Pakistan as metal scrap have been seized by Russian customs authorities, according to reports.

    The consignment of 11 twenty feet containers, which was to be shipped to Pakistan by sea through a company based in a 'North European' country, were seized in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.

    "A local company had declared the consignment for export as iron scrap but we had input through our channels that there was something else in the containers," a customs official was quoted as saying by Voice of Russia radio.

    In the course of thorough checking, military spares and aggregates in original factory packing meant for long storage were found hidden below the metal scrap.

    Two cases have been registered under Administrative Penal Code and a thorough investigation is underway, the customs official said
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/Russi...an-bound-military-spares/Article1-733260.aspx
     
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  3. nrj

    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Pakistanis must have bribed less than what Russians usually charge in such custom clearance cases. lol
     
  4. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    You really think that Pakistanis are in any position to bribe in first place, let alone bribe what Russians are asking? :laugh:

    अगर घूस ही देने की क्षमता होती इनमें तो ठीक से खाना नहीं खा रहे होते अपने देश में? ;)
     
  5. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    What's the name of this Northern European country - Norway or Sweden?.
     
  6. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Russian military is so corrupt... they sell their babushka's wheel chair and false teeth for a pint of vodka.
     
  7. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    Is this the reason that Sarkozy on the sale of Mistrals has declared that: "I believe I can say there is a great deal of trust between our two countries and our two governments." What is the mutual trust between France and Russia based in the first place? Shared culture? For all we know corrupt Russian military officials may already be finalizing a deal with Chinese agents to supply it with design details of the impressive Mistral for a bucket full of cash...
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    More like Putin don't feel like flushing money into corrupt USC design bureau to get an inferior product when he can buy a superior one OTS, not to mention the construction tech.
     

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