Lithuanian customs detain oil, gas equipment bound for Russia

Lithuanian customs officers on Friday detained a shipment of equipment for the oil and gas industry bound for Russia, the Customs Department said.

The detained shipment is used of oil drilling, the department said, and it was meant for use at oil and gas fields on the Arctic shelf.

The shipment was detained because it contained dual purpose goods that required an export license. Some of the equipment may also fall under the European Union sanctions on Russia, according to the customs.

The shipment was also detained upon suspicion that the declared 1-million-euro price tag was undervalued.

An investigation is underway.


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