Employees of the tax police of the Head office of the SFS in Odessa region in cooperation with Head office of Corruption Detection Department of the Security Service of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the regional Prosecutor’s office have liquidated the illegal mass production of fuel in the region.
Within the framework of operation “Excise-2019”, “Rubizh”, “Bastion” and the investigation of criminal proceeding under Part 2 Article 204 and Part 3 Article 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine it was detected the sale of fuel for cash is carried out that through one gas station of the network in the region without displaying the specified operations in the bookkeeping and tax accounting.
Herewith, a part of the fuel was supplied to the gas station from the illegal production located on the territory of the region; another part of the fuel was imported to Ukraine without customs clearance, including smuggling.
More than 153 tons of fuel and lubricants (gasoline A-92, A-95, A-95 +, diesel fuel) and almost 14 thousand liters of alcohol with a total estimated cost of 8.1 million UAH, as well as equipment for illegal production in worth of 2 million UAH and almost 280 thousand UAH of unaccounted cash have been seized from illegal turnover and transferred to responsible storage as a result of the authorized searches conducted in the territory of the region, subsequently the illegal mass production of fuel has been liquidated.
At present, the decision on the imposition of the arrest at seized products is under consideration.
The investigation is ongoing.