Employees of the Ministry of income destroyed more than 6 million hryvnias worth of counterfeit cigarettes

26 December 2013 13:05  1255081 055860
Employees of the Ministry of income destroyed more than 6 million hryvnias worth of cigarettes

This year, employees of the Ministry of income and taxes of Ukraine have conducted a series of counterfeit tobacco product disposals. Nearly 650 thousand packs of cigarettes confiscated by 
employees of the Ministry have been destroyed in accordance with the decisions of the courts. The total cost of destroyed counterfeit goods was over 6 million hryvnias.

Record holder for the destruction of dangerous goods was the Odessa region - 440 thousand packs of cigarettes of dubious quality did not get to consumers. Slightly fewer cigarettes have been destroyed in Volyn - about 150 thousand packs, and in Zaporizhzhya - 60 thousand packs.

Overall, during 2013, due to the efforts of the employees of the Ministry of income, a total of 370 million hryvnias worth of excisable goods have been withdrawn from illicit trade, including more than 12 million packs of tobacco products worth over 110 million hryvnias. 153 clandestine workshops for production of counterfeit products have been closed.

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

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