Employees of the tax police of the Head office of the SFS in Lugansk region in cooperation with employees of the special unit of the tax police who are involved in the Joint Forces Operation have stopped the activity of center for the minimization of custom payments that provided services on the “import” of coal from temporarily uncontrolled territories.
Group of individuals who organized the scheme on the import of coal under the guise of “imported coal” from temporarily uncontrolled territories by the lowered customs value has been identified within the framework of operation “Rubizh”, “Bastion” and investigation of criminal proceeding under, Part 3 Article 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Individuals created a group of companies-importers and non-resident companies between which they concluded agreements on the import to the customs territory of Ukraine of coal allegedly produced by the Russian Federation under the contract holders of the EU countries. At the same time, documents that indicated the incorrect information regarding the origin, marking, quality, cost and country of production of coal, its lowered customs value and, accordingly, evading the payment of customs duties were submitted to the customs authorities.
Thus, during 2018-2019, coal of lower quality and cost metrics for more than 100 million UAH has been imported to the territory of Ukraine.
Primary accounting and registration documents, drafts, seals under the control of the controlled companies (including non-resident enterprises) have been seized according to the result of searches conducted in the premises of center.
Currently, issue on the imposition of arrest on the seized property is under consideration.