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Odesa region: SBU seizes a large lot of smuggled cigarettes to over UAH 1000000

SBU officials jointly with the customs officers and the officials of the prosecutor’s office blocked in Odesa importing in our country of a large lot of smuggled cigarettes, manufactured in self-styled Transdniestria.

In the frameworks of initiated earlier criminal proceeding, the law-enforcers detained minibus with the foreign national at the wheel. During the inspection of the vehicle the SBU officials detected nearly 30000 packs of cigarettes without excise marks.

The secret service operatives established that smuggled “goods” illegally imported in Ukraine from the territory of self-styled Transdniestria.

According to experts estimates the value of seized tobacco products comprises over UAH 1000000.

The urgent investigations are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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