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 Tax police exposed large network of illegal currency exchange offices. $4 million and 7 million hryvnia seized. PHOTOS

Tax policemen in conjunction with the Prosecutor General's Office and the Interior Ministry officers found and seized $4 million and 7 million hryvnia in cash during searches in illegal currency exchange offices.

First Deputy Head of the State Fiscal Service Serhii Belan stated during a meeting of the Cabinet, Censor.NET reports.

The searches were carried out at criminal scheme organizer's place of residence and in the currency exchange offices as part of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 3 of the Article 212 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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It was found that the perpetrators evaded payment of taxes in especially large amount providing illegal currency exchange services. $4 million and 7 million hryvnia (over $304,000) as well as documents proving illegal activity, automatic firearms and ammunition were seized during searches.

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