Tax police officers of the main Directorate of the SFS in Ivano-Frankivsk region under the procedural guidance of the regional Prosecutor’s office liquidated “clandestine alcohol production warehouse” producing alcohol under well-known trademarks and stopped the illegal sale of counterfeit products.
During the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding under Part 1 Article 199, Part 1 Article 204 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was identified local residents who organized and ensured work of the “clandestine warehouse” where alcohol was produced from ethyl alcohol of unknown origin.
Further, the counterfeit products was poured into glass containers, labeled with well-known trademarks and counterfeit excise tax marks and afterwards sold to the end consumers.
60 liters of alcohol of unknown origin, 580 liters of counterfeit alcohol (cognac, vodka) with counterfeit excise tax marks under the guise of well-known trademarks, excise tax marks, flavorings, equipment and accessories for illegal production were seized from illicit turnover according to the results of authorized search conducted at the places of production, accumulation and storage of the counterfeit.
Total amount of seized products is more than 160 thousand UAH
The investigation is ongoing.