The officers of the tax police and the General Prosecutor Office hold the searches at 41 Ukrainian alcohol plants. The Deputy of the Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Sergy Bilan reported this at Facebook.
'We started the grand-scale offensive on the shadow market of alcohol. The searches continue at 41 plants. The tax police hold the special operation under the procedural guidance of the General Prosecutor Office and it aims to stop the illegal activities in the sphere of the illegal production and purchasing of the excisable production', Bilan wrote.
According to him, the illegal alcohol is produced from the uncounted raw material that is sold for cash. 'The existence of such shadow market in the alcohol sphere leads to the billions of losses of the state budget and it bears the serious risks for the population's health due to the low-quality production that is made from the alcohol', he added.
430 officers of the tax police are involved at the special operation.