Censor.NET reports citing SFS press service.
As part of Excise-2016 operation and investigation within the criminal proceedings instituted under part 1 article 204 (illegal manufacture, possession, sale of excisable goods), it was established that tobacco products of famous brands were illegally stored in private homes of several residents of Nevetlenfolu village located near the Ukraine-Romania border.
After carrying out three searches, law enforcers found and seized more than 34,500 packs of cigarettes worth about UAH 620,000 (approx. $23,121). Some packs were without excise stamps on them, while bearing "Duty Free Only" stickers.
At the moment, an investigation is underway to establish those involved in the organization of smuggling contraband tobacco products abroad.