STOP Smuggling! Odesa region: SBU blocks smuggling of cigarettes from Transnistria
SBU officers in Odesa region in cooperation with the State Border Guard Service blocked smuggling of a large consignment of cigarettes from the territory of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.
The SBU operatives working in one of the border districts in Odessa region detained the cargo minibus transporting 70,000 packs of Belorussian-produced cigarettes without the excise stamps. The cost of the detained cigarette cargo was over UAH 500,000 (USD 19,230).
The tobacco products were smuggled from the territory of the so-called Transnistria the state border segment in Odesa region, for further illegal transfer to the EU countries, SBU says.
The urgent investigative and operative actions are under way.
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