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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Aug 19, 2013 8:04 AM CDT
Ahhh. Very Nice.....
Aug 18, 2013 11:15 AM CDT
This has been done before. In the US. During Prohibition, in the 1920s. Mobsters ran a pipe for booze under the Detroit River, from Canada.
Aug 17, 2013 6:22 PM CDT
If the river was whiskey, And I was a divin' duck