"State Border 2013": customs officers caught millions worth of goods
During the raid, 14 million hryvnias worth of illicit goods, have been confiscated, and 8 criminal proceedings have been initiated. The operation "State Border 2013" has been held since February 14 this year, in accordance with the order of the Minister of income and charges Oleksandr Klimenko, to strengthen measures to combat corruption during customs clearance and customs procedures.
In the second decade of July, the main operational staff of the STI in Uzhgorod together with Chop customs officers detained a delivery of home appliances, furniture, furnishings from Italy. During the inspection, they found out the understatement of the customs value of the goods: in the documents it was indicated as about 150,000 UAH, but according to the applied methodology for assessing, the cost is significantly higher than stated.
Also, in late July, together with Chop customs officers they detained the delivery of clothing which was being imported into the territory of Ukraine under the guise of second-hand, significantly saving on customs and tax payments, although the goods had manufacturer's labels, that is the product had not been in use. According to the preliminary assessment, the value of goods is much higher than stated.
Officers of the Investigation Department of Financial Investigations of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in the region, initiated 8 criminal proceedings, one of which has been submitted to the court, state losses amounting to 900,000 UAH have been refunded.
Source - Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region
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