Detectives of the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine exposed a large-scale scheme for the sale of excise goods without excise tax stamps.
The investigation established that a group of people sold illegally manufactured cigarette liquids, electronic cigarettes, and their components in several western regions of Ukraine.
More than 20 searches were conducted in warehouses, office premises, and a chain of stores. As a result, more than 20,000 illegally manufactured e-cigarettes, a large number of e-cigarette refill liquids, liquid mixing kits, flavorings, smoking mix cartridges, etc., were discovered and seized.
The estimated amount of seized property is more than UAH 40 million ($1 million).