Natural resource pipelines are essential but controversial. Some people argue they are God's will , others believe they are unsightly and hazardous to all the beautiful nature God wanted us to enjoy. So many crafty individuals go through the mindboggling trouble of building such things way underwater where they are less unsightly. Well guess what some crafty Russian individuals did after building one of these undersea pipelines to Estonia? They pumped it full of vodka , 'course!And sold it on the black market. Or tried to sell it, anyway. Says the AFP :
"The investigation also revealed that the men had tried to sell some of the alcohol in Tallinn in early November 2004 but the quality of the spirit was too bad and no buyers were found. They then transported their cargo back to Narva and later managed to sell it in Tartu, the second largest town in Estonia," Luuk said.So I guess Tartu is the Williamsburg to Taillinn's West Village ? Oh and the other amazing thing about the international "Vodka Galore" investigation: this is not the first time authorities have discovered a vodka pipeline from Russia. It happened two years ago too! Get on this important trend now, news organizations slightly classier than the Daily Mail ?
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