25% of criminal proceedings directed to court by the tax police which is 94 cases concerned violations under Article 204 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (illegal production, storage and sale of excisable products) according to the results of January – April 2020.
During this period, excisable products totaling 1.2 billion UAH were seized, which is almost 30% more than during the same period in 2019. Among these properties, particularly, were seized the following:
- ethyl alcohol totaling 245 million UAH (19% more than in 2019);
- tobacco products totaling 365 million UAH (116% more than in 2019);
- alcohol beverages totaling 196 million UAH (225% more than in 2019).
In total, during 4 months of 2020, taking into account quarantine restrictions, 367 criminal proceedings were directed to the court providing compensation of damage caused by crimes in the amount of almost 365 million UAH, which is 28.5 million UAH more than during January – April 2019.