SBU reveals smuggling channel of cigarettes and spirit from the territory of Transnistria
In the framework of Kordon-2016 operation in Odesa region the SBU together with the Border Guard Service, the Prosecutor’s Office and State Fiscal Service revealed a smuggling channel of cigarettes and spirit from the unrecognized territory of Transnistria.
The criminals imported smuggling goods through Odesa network of free trade shops to evade customs and excise payments. The cigarettes and spirit were sold in the territory of one of the biggest markets in Odesa region.
The law enforcers confiscated another lot of smuggling cargo during the discharge of goods, in particular 144 boxes of cigarettes (around 72,000 packs) worth 1,5 mln UAH.
Urgent investigative actions are under way.
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