Detectives from the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine seized more than 88,000 liters of counterfeit liquor products (LDV), almost 17,000 liters of alcohol, lines bottling and packaging of LGV, 11 tanks for production and storage of LGV. The total estimated value of the seized inventory items is UAH 25 million, delo writes.
This is reported by the BEB press service.
“The investigation established a group of persons who, by prior agreement with officials of several alcohol-producing enterprises of the State Enterprise of the Spirit and Alcohol Industry Ukrspirt, for a long time (2019-2022) carried out the illegal manufacture of alcohol and alcoholic beverages,” the message says. .
The clandestine production of excisable goods was carried out without reflecting such operations in reporting and accounting documents in order to evade payment of excise tax on an especially large scale.
The investigation also established that, as a rule, illegally produced alcohol was subsequently sold to several enterprises – to manufacturers of alcoholic beverages, which, in turn, produced unaccounted alcoholic beverages from this alcohol, pasting it with fake excise tax stamps.
“Based on the ruling of the court, BEB discovered a crime and conducted a series of searches of office, warehouse and production facilities of one of the companies. From the place of activity and storage of alcohol, BEB employees seized documents of financial and economic activity, registers of accounting for alcohol and liquor products, documents on issued excise stamps, two liquor product bottling lines and containers with a liquid with a characteristic smell of alcohol in a total amount of over 105,000 liters. , — the BEB reported.
The inventory items and documents identified and seized during the search were recognized as material evidence and arrested.
The total estimated cost of the arrested inventory items is UAH 25 million.
Pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings on the grounds of manufacturing, storage with the aim of using illegally manufactured or counterfeit excise tax stamps in the sale of goods (Article 199), illegal manufacture, storage of excisable goods (Art. 204), fictitious business (205-1) payment of taxes (Art. 212) and forgery of documents (Art. 358) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are carried out by detectives of the Main Detective Unit of the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Office Prosecutor General.
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