Employees of the tax police in Transcarpathian region together with employees of the prosecutor’s office in Transcarpathian region and the State Border Guard Service shut down a clandestine shop for the production of counterfeit cigarettes.
In the framework of the operation "Excise-2018", it was established that an underground shop for the production of counterfeit cigarettes was operating in an hangar room in a village of Uzhgorod district.
As a result of the measures taken, about 30 kg of tobacco, 900 packs of counterfeit cigarettes without excise stamps, other supplies, equipment and accessories for illegal production with the total value of 1.5 million hryvnias was confiscated.
Criminal proceeding is to be initiated on the grounds of a criminal offense provided for in Art. 204 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, – the SFS in Transcarpathian region reported.