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Donetsk region: SBU seizes batch of counterfeit cigarettes worth over USD 36,000

The SBU officers involved into the Joint Forces Operation, blocked a smuggling of cigarettes through the contact line with temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region.

SBU officers documented that two residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk region smuggled through the contact line cigarettes with counterfeit excise marks for further sale.

The law enforcers seized a batch of more than 100 boxes of counterfeit tobacco products, which was transported across the Kalmius river.  According to experts, the estimated black-market cost of "goods" is UAH 1,000,000 (over USD 36,000).

The investigative actions on bringing to criminal responsibility offenders involved in the unlawful actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 2 Article 199 and Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way.

The operation was conducted jointly with the Border Service under the procedural supervision of the Military Prosecutor's Office.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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