6.3 million hryvnias worth of excisable goods have been withdrawn from illicit trade

25 October 2013 15:39  2149153 049914
6.3 million hryvnias worth of excisable goods have been withdrawn from illicit trade

Transcarpathian tax police have withdrawn from illegal trade 6.3 million worth of excisable goods.

This was announced by Andriy Milyuchenko - the Acting Chief of Operations Department of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region.

- Control of excisable goods market is one of the priorities of the operational units of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income. The majority of the total number of confiscated excisable goods is tobacco products. Since the beginning of the year, as a result of the complex activities to combat trafficking of excisable goods, investigators of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region, have seized cigarettes worth 4.8 million hryvnias, alcoholic beverages worth 1 million hryvnias, and lubricants worth 261 thousand hryvnias, - Andriy Milyuchenko said.

Offenders are constantly developing and implementing new ways of "secret" transportation of excisable products. For example, investigators have recently begun to encounter the facts of the illegal delivery of excisable goods by courier services. This was the case with the two deliveries of the elite and expensive alcohol of different brands that were detained in Uzhgorod. Employees of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income withdrew from illegal trade about 5,000 bottles of alcoholic beverages of foreign origin (Russia, Scotland, Guatemala, Holland) without excise tax stamps. The estimated cost of the seized luxury alcohol is 630,000 UAH.

The information about the commission of those criminal offenses was registered in the Unified register of pre-trial investigations. Investigators of the tax police are taking steps to establish the persons involved in illegal alcohol transportation, and conducting investigations to establish other channels of illicit supply of such products to the region.

 Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region

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