Employees of tax police of the SFS in Chernihiv region under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor’s office in Chernihiv region exposed sale of illegally produced tobacco products.
Ongoing sale of illegally produced tobacco products without the excise tax stamps through advertisement via the Internet has been identified within the framework of investigation of criminal proceeding under Part 1, 3 Article 204 and Part 1 Article 199 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Delivery of the counterfeit to buyers was done by one postal operator.
Searches in premises of this operator were conducted on the basis of court orders. Invoices and documents were seized from illicit turnover as a result of searches. 2200 kg of the counterfeit tobacco with an estimated cost of 3 million UAH was also seized.
The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.