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Kharkiv region – SBU stops scale production of counterfeit agricultural chemicals (video)

The SBU officials in cooperation with the Police and the Prosecutor's Office stopped the scale production of counterfeit agricultural chemicals in Kharkiv region.

 The SBU officials established that the group of former residents of Donbas together with local criminals organized illegal production of pesticides under the trademarks of Russian and Belorussian manufacturers and worldwide known brands. The criminals produced illegal products in private houses in Kharkiv region and in industrial estates near Kharkiv region. They stored finished products in rented garages and incomplete constructions that belonged to criminals.

The SBU officials established that the criminals supplied counterfeit pesticides bypassing the checkpoints to so-called DNR and LNR territories and sold them in other territories of Ukraine. According to the SBU, the organizers planned to organize the illegal trade of the production to the Russian Federation.

Law enforcers revealed the location of three illegal workshops where the counterfeit pesticides and packages were produced and six storage facilities with finished products. Law enforcers seized equipment for production of counterfeit products, press forms with logotypes of foreign firms, tens of thousands of packages, labels with titles and holographic stickers, over 50 tons of counterfeit products and 5 tons of poisoning raw materials during the searches.

The criminal proceeding was initiated under Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine

The urgent investigations are under way.

SBU Press Center 


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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