In Transcarpathia, the SSU found clandestine stocks of counterfeit cigarettes (PHOTOS)
In Transcarpathia, the Security Service of Ukraine has stepped up the fight against smuggling. Yesterday, a number of clandestine smugglers' stocks were found, large quantities of counterfeit cigarettes were seized.
Joint operational-investigative groups consisting of officers of the Security Service of Ukraine, customs officers, border guards and policemen are conducting searches at persons suspected of involvement in large-scale smuggling of tobacco products across the state border of Ukraine.
In particular, the locations, where smugglers controlled by one of the organized criminal gangs were keeping the counterfeit, were found in Beregovo and Vynogradiv districts.
Thus, in the warehouse of a shopping center, they found boxes of tobacco products of over 100 known trade brands.
In private homes of two residents of the city of Vynogradiv and the village of Vilok, 150 boxes of cigarettes without excise stamps were seized. At one of these citizens' houses, a pump-action shotgun "Winchester" with ammunition was found.
Operational-investigative activities are underway.