At the customs post “Luzhanka” Trans Carpathian custom officers of the SFS jointly with the border guards stopped an illegal export of tobacco products to the EU countries. Our compatriot crossed the custom border of Ukraine with Hungary by a minibus “MERCEDES-BENZ”.
On the basis of signs of arrangement of the specially made warehouses inside the vehicle, custom officers made a decision to conduct the full inspection of the vehicle.
2060 packs of domestic branded cigarettes “Rothmans” with the excise duty stamps of Ukraine were detected by the custom officers and border guards during the customs inspection of the vehicle. Tobacco products were hidden in a specially made hiding place that was located in the double ceiling of the car.
Such actions have signs of violation of the customs rules prescribed by Part 1 Article 483 of the Customs Code of Ukraine.
AT present, protocol on the violation of customs rules has been filed. Vehicle with the estimated cost of almost 415 thousand UAH and cigarettes with the estimated cost of over 74 thousand UAH was seized pending the court decision.