Jan 18, 2007
Early Monday morning, Russian border officials arrested several Ukrainians for smuggling three tons of raw pork fat, Interfax reports.
Russian troops became suspicious when they spotted three GAZ Volgas driving at high speed over empy fields near the Ukranian border. When stopped, the drivers explained that "the vehicle convoy was moving off-road to reduce travel time back to the village of Gorlovka, incidentally avoiding border checkpoints in the process."
The vehicles and fat were impounded. Three tons of "salo," or salted fat, has a street value of nine thousand dollars. Yummie!