Russia's spy-smuggler service revealed

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The Riga based Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica, has released the first in a new series of reports outlining the close ties between Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) and smugglers of contraband goods into the Baltic states.

The first in the series concentrates on incidents along the Estonia-Russia border, but future installments promise to look at the situation further south, too.

The research reveals a disturbing picture of petty criminals and well-organized smugglers working hand-in-glove with the very law enforcement agencies that are supposed to be catching them.

You can read the full report in English, Latvian and Russian at the Re:Baltica website HERE.


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