Employees of the tax police of the Head office of the SFS in Lviv region have eliminated the scheme on the sale of European shoes illegally imported to Ukraine and seized a large batch of the specified products.
Within the framework of the operation “Rubizh”, “Merezha”, “Bastion” and the investigation of criminal proceeding under Part 1 Article 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine it was detected that in one warehouse of the regional center there is ongoing accumulation of new European shoes (made in Spain, Italy, Portugal) that is imported to the territory of Ukraine by shredded parties without payed taxes and customs duties.
Subsequently, the aforementioned goods were sold through the online stores, accepting orders through the respective sites and shipped to final consumers by the specialized companies’ courier services. Meanwhile, the payment for sales was made in cash and by transferring funds to the bank cards of breakers of law. The specified transactions were not accounted.
European shoes in worth of more than 5 million UAH, imported to the territory of Ukraine without payed taxes and customs duties, the amount of almost 120 thousand Euros and 30 thousand USD of unaccounted cash and rough bookkeeping have been seized from illegal turnover according to the results of the authorized search conducted at the place of accumulation of goods.
The investigation is ongoing.