In Kyiv SBU terminates powerful clandestine manufacture of counterfeit alcohol
SBU officials under procedural supervision of Kyiv region prosecutor’s office terminated powerful clandestine manufacture of counterfeit alcohol in Kyiv.
The law-enforcers established that the dealers had organized two workshops on manufacture of “elite brands” counterfeit alcohol in industrial area of one of capital districts. The malefactors sold their manufactures to bulk and retail purchasers throughout Ukraine over logistics company. According to special service, the law-enforcers may be involved into shadow business.
The SBU officials detained twenty organizers and workers of illegal manufacture in different regions of the country. During searches in clandestine workshops the special service officials had detected counterfeit alcohol amounting to over three million UAH and many forged excise marks.
According to experts’ assessments, the dealers manufactured their production from low-grade materials of unknown origin that could threaten the life of people. Integrated events of removing counterfeit alcohol from sale are in process.
The criminal proceeding under p.3 Article 204 of the Criminal code of Ukraine was initiated.
The urgent investigations are under way.
For the Attention of the SBU Head