Employees of the tax police of the Head office of the SFS in Kyiv jointly with officers of Main Investigation Department of the National police under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine seized a batch of technical equipment of unknown origin and more than 1 million UAH of cash from illicit turnover.
Group of individuals who sold technical equipment of unknown origin under the guise of well-known trademarks of foreign manufacturers through the online store has been identified within the framework of operation “Rubizh”, “Bastion” and criminal proceeding under Part 4 Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Herewith, the defendants did not have documents confirming the import of these commodity-material values, subsequently the official distributors and importers of the specified products of these trademarks did not grant the permission to involved individuals to import these goods to Ukraine.
Even the newest smartphone models of one well-known trademark that were introduced abroad recently and have not been officially imported to Ukraine yet, were available for the purchase.
Batch of technical equipment of unknown origin under the guise of well-known trademarks in worth of more than 24.4 million UAH and over 1 million UAH of cash was seized from illicit turnover according to the results of 15 authorized searches conducted in the office and warehouse premises of the online store, as well as at the places of residence of the involved individuals and in their vehicles in the territory of Kyiv city, Kyiv and Chernihiv region.
Seized commodity-material values were transferred to responsible storage. Issue on the imposition of arrest at seized goods is under consideration.
The investigation of the criminal proceeding continues; decision of announcing suspicion to involved individuals is under consideration.