STOP Smuggling! Odesa region: SBU blocks smuggling of cigarettes from Transdniester
SBU officials together with the Prosecutor's Office and the State Border Guard Service blocked in Odesa region the smuggling of tobacco products into Ukraine from the territory of the self-proclaimed Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.
While inspecting a vehicle on a highway near one of populated places of Bilyaivskyi district of Odesa region, law enforcement officers found nearly three hundred boxes with cigarettes of foreign manufacture without marks of excise duty and shipping documents.
The estimated cost of seized excisable goods is more than UAH 4 million. According to the SBU, illegal goods smugglers planned to move to the EU countries.
Within the framework of initiated criminal proceedings under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, investigative actions are ongoing.
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