Ukrainian police have arrested a group of smugglers who tried to cross the border with 10 tons of lard. The smugglers claimed that lard is the national treasure of Ukraine and that they wanted to share it with the world.
The police stopped the smugglers’ truck at a checkpoint near the border with Poland. They noticed a strong smell of lard coming from the truck and decided to inspect it. They were shocked to find 10 tons of lard packed in plastic bags and hidden under some blankets.
The smugglers, who were four men and two women, confessed that they had bought the lard from a local farmer and that they planned to sell it in Poland and Germany. They said that they were not aware of any laws or regulations that prohibit the export of lard. They also said that they love lard and that they consider it a symbol of Ukrainian culture and identity.
The police seized the lard and detained the smugglers for further investigation. They said that this was one of the largest cases of lard smuggling in Ukraine’s history. They also said that they will donate the lard to local orphanages and shelters.
The case has sparked a lot of reactions and debates among Ukrainians and foreigners. Some have praised the police for their work and condemned the smugglers for their greed and disrespect. Others have sympathized with the smugglers and criticized the police for wasting good lard. Some have also joked that the smugglers should have used a more discreet vehicle, such as a pig-shaped truck or a bacon-wrapped car.