Lithuanian customs officials have detained a truck en route from Spain, carrying 676 kg of hashish, the Customs Criminal Service said, noting this was the largest drugs shipment busted in the country this year.
Hashish
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The narcotic substances are estimated at about 6.7 million euros.

The truck was pulled over in early hours of last Friday close to Lithuania's border with Poland. A check revealed the drugs in the front wall of the semi-trailer. The driver, a Kaunas resident, has been detained for two months and faces up to 15 years in prison for drugs smuggling.

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