In Transcarpathia, tax police seized 415,000 UAH worth of contraband tobacco
Recently, on April 22, we informed that the operation "Excise-2015" for legalization of the excisable goods market continues in the region. Just two days later, on April 24, as part of this operation and of investigative activities related to the investigation of the criminal proceedings registerd in the Unified state register of pre-trial investigations under crimes provided by Part 1 of Article 199 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, officers of the Investigation Department of the Main Office of the SFS in Trascarpathian region found in the border area 24.5 thousand packs of cigarettes worth about 415,000 UAH.
The cigarettes were found at 500 meters from the line of Ukrainian-Hungarian border, near one of the villages in Beregovo district. The tobacco products were prepared for smuggling abroad, wrapped in black waterproof plastic bags.
The following products were found and seized: 5000 packs of cigarettes "Jin Ling" made in Ukraine, without tax stamps of Ukraine, with a green tape "Duty Free Only"; 5,000 packs of "Fest-7" made in Belarus, without tax stamps of Ukraine, with a green tape "Duty Free Only"; 5000 packs of "Classic Blue" made in Ukraine, with excise tax stamps of Ukraine; 5000 packs of "Prima silver red" made in Ukraine, with excise tax stamps of Ukraine, and 4500 packs of "Esti slims" without exsise tax stamps of Ukraine.
Currently, the activities aimed at establishing the circle of people involved in the organization of the channel for smuggling of tobacco products abroad are being carried out.
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