Leaky Sanctions

The embargo against Yugoslavia is tightening, but the wrong people are hurting, and the prospects for peace are no better

On a rainy night last week, a line of 21 gasoline tankers waited at the Bulgarian border post of Kalotina to cross into -- and allegedly through -- Serbia. Pero, the burly driver of one of the rigs, had the papers to prove that he was hauling his 32 tons of gasoline to Bijeljina, one of the first ! Bosnian towns overrun by Serbs last spring. But his truck was emblazoned with the name and address of a firm in Sid, 25 miles north of Bijeljina and inside the sanction-bound state of Serbia. Despite their suspicions that Pero and his colleague...

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