SBU blocks illegal import of jewelry from the territory of temporarily annexed Crimea
Within the framework of the implementation of a complex of measures to combat smuggling and the shadow economy, the SBU employees under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General's Office blocked illegal import of jewelry from the territory of temporarily annexed by Russia Crimea.
Operatives of the special service established that a group of dealers from the peninsula organized the jewelry making. The attackers afterwards transferred the goods to the territory under the control of Ukrainian authorities through the “Chonhar” checkpoint. The jewelry was sold under the guise of goods made in Ukrainian "mainland" in shopping malls throughout the country without paying taxes and obligatory payments to the state budget.
During carrying out of authorized investigative actions in Kyiv, the law-enforcement officers detected underground warehouse, in which ready-to-sell jewelry was accumulated, items and documents confirming the illegal activity of the persons involved in criminal proceedings.
During 2015-2019, according to preliminary estimates, the attackers sold jewerly to the amount over 50 million hryvnias without paying of obligatory payments to the state budget.
The pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings under Part 1 Art. 212, Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is under way.
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