Transcarpathian record: 2.5 million hryvnias worth of cigarettes were confiscated

14 August 2013 13:36  15643447 044170
Transcarpathian record: 2.5 million hryvnias worth of cigarettes were confiscated

The specialists of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region prevented the delivery of 300,000 packs of cigarettes under false documents. During the inspection of the cargo, they found Belarusian and Bulgarian cigarettes without excise tax stamps.

 The Deputy Chief of the Main Office - the Chief of Financial Investigation Department of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region Igor Kolomiytsev said: "Combating illicit trafficking of tobacco products is one of the top priorities of the tax police. Specifically, today officers of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathia seized a large shipment of foreign-made cigarettes in Slalyava district. The information about the crime under Article 204 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine over the fact of smuggling of tobacco products without excise stamps was registered in the Unified register of pre-trial investigations. In general, during seven months in 2013, we have seized excise goods in excess of 5.6 million hryvnias, of which 4.5 million hryvnias account for tobacco products."

Source - Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region

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