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Transcarpathian region: SBU detects a scheme of forest products smuggling abroad

Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine, in the framework of countering smuggling, detected in Transcarpathian region the scheme of forest products illegal transferring abroad.

Special services operatives established that representatives of the commercial entity set up an illegal mechanism for exporting timber from the territory of our country. For customs clearance of products, dealers provided certificates of origin of wood with false information about its quantity and quality. 

Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 2 Art. 201-1 and Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, law-enforcers detained a truck with a batch of smuggled raw materials while attempting to cross the customs border with forged documents. The cost of detected products comprises almost UAH 138 000.

Investigative actions are ongoing.

Measures to detect and block illegal activities were conducted under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor's Office of Transcarpathian region.

 

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