Booze Smugglers Built Pipeline in River

Kazakhstan entrepreneurs found a way around taxes

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 17, 2013 10:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's not your usual smuggling bust: Authorities found a pipeline in the river connecting Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan used to ship alcohol, reports the BBC. Police say smugglers laid the pipe on the bed of the river Chu to move booze out of Kazakhstan, where grains are plentiful and spirits are cheap. They suspect thousands of liters were shipped, tax-free, before the discovery. No arrests have been made.

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