The Russian Bank took a “tax” on cocaine


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Russian Bank offered to pay a “tax” on cocaine comes to the currency exchange to Russian. This was reported by the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda”. The name of the credit institution the publication does not disclose.

The man came to change remaining after a holiday in California dollars in the Bank office in Moscow. When checking one of the bills the cashier refused to make the exchange without paying tax. The reason was two spots detected under ultraviolet light on a banknote of one dollar.

“Through him snorting cocaine or anything else out there, this is America,” argued the refusal of the cashier. The man had to pay a fee for receiving banknotes, improper form in the amount of 10 percent of the amount of 6 rubles 13 kopecks.

In 2009, researchers from the University of Massachusetts found that 90 percent of the cash in the US have traces of drugs. Often banknotes with traces of cocaine (95%) found in the US capital Washington. The content of drug in one bill ranged from 0,006 micrograms to 1,240 micrograms.

In Russia, the cocaine is recognized as a drug, its use and distribution is prohibited by law. This material does not promote the sale and distribution of drugs. “” encourages people to avoid drugs.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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