Criminal news: a contraband channel to the European Union has been eliminated in Transcarpathia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The law enforcement officers confiscated from smugglers, who wanted to deliver tobacco products to Romania, a boat, cars and cigarettes, in total excisable goods worth about 525,000 UAH.
The operational-investigative group of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region, in cooperation with the Border Guard Service unit "Solotvino" of the Mukachevo border guard detachment, prevented an attempted transportation of illegally manufactured tobacco products across the border of Ukraine to Romania by the Tisa river. 9 citizens of Ukraine tried to move to the neighboring country by an inflatable boat 15 packages of cigarettes, which had been transported to the border crossing in the cars "Mitsubishi Pajero" and "Toyota Foranner." In addition, during the inspection of these cars, the law enforcement officers found a gun "EkolarasCompact" and a hunting rifle "Mod 516-P", 8 hunting cartridges, 2 mobile phones, 8900 packs of tobacco products "Jin Ling" with the tape "For duty free only." The cigarettes were prepared for trans-border smuggling, their value is about 125,000 UAH.
Currently, the vehicles, the boat, the guns and the cigarettes were seized and handed over for safekeeping to the Border Guard Service unit "Solotvino" of the Mukachevo border guard detachment.
The offenders were arrested and taken to court for imposing a pre-trial restraint against them. The Financial Investigation Department of the Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region registered the offense in the Unified register of pre-trial investigations as a crime under Art. 204 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.