30,000 liters of illegal liquor at Polish border

Lithuanian border guards seized 30,000 liters (8,000 gallons) of liquor and arrested a Polish truck driver on suspicion of trying to smuggle booze into the Baltic country, officials said Thursday. "This is one of the biggest amounts of illegal booze we have been able to seize at the Polish border in recent years," said Rokas Pukinskas, a spokesman for the Lithuanian border guard service.

The truck, which was supposed to be carrying building materials from Poland, instead was packed with plastic bottles filled with liquor, Pukinskas said. Border guards detained the driver for 48 hours. The driver claimed he was not aware of the cargo.

Alcohol is generally cheaper in neighboring Poland, and thousands of liters are confiscated on the Lithuanian border every year, reports the AP. N.U.