The city Prosecutor’s office together with employees of security Service of Ukraine uncovered a network for the production and distribution of counterfeit excise stamps, which all over Ukraine were realized alcohol and tobacco products worth billions of hryvnia.
The result of inter-regional special operation of law enforcers on Wednesday, may 16, thwarted the criminal activities of a group of persons, who organized the production and sale of counterfeit products. In the Lviv region stopped two underground printing shop, where the excise stamps were produced on industrial equipment. Then mail sent to customers.
Further stamps were used for mass implementation in the distribution networks of counterfeit under the guise of well-known domestic brands. In particular, counterfeit stamps provided for the sale of two million bottles of alcohol weekly. According to experts, the use of this vodka could entail serious consequences for the lives and health of citizens, said the “FACTS” in the press service of the SBU.
Eleven active participants and organizers of the group were detained in Kiev and Lviv, it is declared suspicion in illegal operations with counterfeit brands of an excise tax. The question on election of a preventive measure.
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The seizure of several tons of finished grades, equipment, black books and a large sum of money, reported “FACTS” in Prosecutor’s office of Kiev. Only one month law enforcement authorities documented more than 20 million hryvnias of the damage caused to the state budget by the actions of the suspects.
Currently ongoing investigations are all involved in the distribution of counterfeit excise taxes.
Recall Matios reported about the capture of the gang, which included active police officers.