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Counterfeit alcohol worth 1 million dollars found in Donbas

The HQ detects the scheme of manufacturing and further sale of counterfeit alcohol
09:52, 2 February 2019

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The law enforcement of Joint Forces operation found alcohol production worth of almost 1 million of dollars in Bakhmut and Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. The HQ of Joint Forces operation reports this on Facebook.

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“The criminal scheme of illegal manufacturing and further sale on the territory of different regions of Ukraine had been uncovered, as well as the movement of currently unidentified persons through the distribution line of the counterfeit alcoholic products from November 2018 till January 2019, - the report said.

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The means for bottling and packaging of counterfeit alcoholic beverages were found and seized during the authorized searches of warehouses in Bakhmut and Kramatorsk.

1347 tetra pack with capacity of 10 liters each (13470 liters) of ready counterfeit alcohol, more than 20.5 tons of ethyl alcohol, more than 20,000 excise tax checks of Ukraine and other means for the manufacturing and packaging of counterfeit alcohol were found", - the report said.

The total amount of seized equipment and inventories is about $ 1 million.

Investigative process is ongoing in order to find all the involved persons, in particular the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the law enforcement officers, who help to wipe the traces.  

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