SBU terminates big production of counterfeit coffee
SBU officials terminated big production and selling of counterfeit coffee under color of famous brands.
The law-enforcers established that organizers placed production and filling equipment in private residences and remote industrial districts in the territory of Kyiv region. The end product stored in leased storages. According to previous conclusions of experts, the dealers put nutrient additives in low-quality coffee.
The special service operatives documented that selling of counterfeit took place all around Ukraine, in particular its first case was established in Kharkiv region. The owners of small shops and cafes were among the clients of dealers. According to the SBU, offenders planned to deliver counterfeit in the territories temporarily occupied by terrorists.
The SBU officials terminated activities of two “underground” workshops, where counterfeit production was prepacked and packed, two print shops, where the packing produced. During searches at the places of production and in the storages the law-enforcers detected equipment for production and packing of the “brand coffee”, the press with the logos of famous companies, tens of thousands of package items and labels with company tabs. The special service operatives also seized almost ten tons of materials and end counterfeit product.
The actions of offenders in advance determined under Article 229 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
The urgent investigations for bringing of established organizers of illegal business to responsibility are under way.
For the Attention of the SBU Head