Employees of tax police of the SFS in Volyn region jointly with the border guards and officers of Security Service of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the regional Prosecutor’s office detected and seized a large batch of foreign-manufactured cigarettes imported to Ukraine outside the customs control.
Within the framework of operation “Excise-2019”, “Rubizh” and investigation of criminal proceeding under Part 1 Article 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was detected that a large batch of foreign-manufactured tobacco products hidden from the customs control was imported to Ukraine by the truck owned by one foreign company.
As a result of inspection, the hiding place that was made from laminated chipboards was detected inside the specified truck with 130.000 packs of hidden cigarettes of Belarusian production without the excise tax stamps.
Detected tobacco products with a total estimated cost of 5.2 million UAH, as well as truck that was used for illegal transportation of excisable goods was seized.
The investigation is ongoing.