Setup with trafficking of precious metals busted in Lviv region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two workers of Lviv customs office are suspected of organizing the scheme, which involved illegal shipment of precious metals from Ukraine to Poland
15:50, 9 November 2021

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A gimmick was disclosed by Ukraine's law enforcers in Lviv region. Press centre of the Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported that on November 9.

"Two workers of Lviv customs office, an enterprise chairman and a customs broker are notified of suspicion of creating a scheme of illegal shipment of precious and color metals from the territory of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland", reads the message.

The chairman of the enterprise used particulars of a number of companies and organized the scheme of purchase of old electronic devices from other enterprises in Ukraine. These devices contained precious and color metals. Having colluded with the broker and workers of Lviv customs office who changed codes of classification of these goods, they managed to set the illegal shipment across Ukraine-Poland border.

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According to the expertise, the gimmick cost the state treasury some 230,000 $.

Currently, the workers of Lviv customs office are suspended, and the court chooses restriction measures for them.

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