Employees of tax police of the SFS in Lviv region stopped illegal transportation of tobacco products of unknown origin to the European Union and seized a large batch of products.
Within the framework of operation “Excise-2019” and “Rubizh it was detected that one local resident was transporting a large batch of cigarettes of unknown origin intended for illegal transportation to the EU by his own car.
Almost 10 thousand packs of tobacco products of unknown origin under the guise of well-known brands without the excise tax stamps of Ukraine with estimated cost 500 thousand UAH, as well as the car used for illegal transportation were seized from illicit turnover as a result of proceeded actions.
Total value of seized products is 1 million UAH.
Information about committing a criminal offense under the previous legal qualification Part 1 Article 204 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was sent to the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations.
The investigation is ongoing.