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Assets of all 174 ‘smuggling’ companies from Defense Council sanctions list blocked

Source : 112 Ukraine

20 companies subject to sanctions have their brokering licenses suspended
17:49, 5 July 2021

Security Service of Ukraine
Open source

The activities of all companies from the "smuggle" list of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine were blocked. This was reported by the press service of the Security service of Ukraine (SBU).

"At the initiative of the Security Service of Ukraine, all 174 legal entities on the National Security and Defense Council's sanctions lists have had their assets blocked. 20 companies subject to sanctions have their brokering licenses suspended, the permits of five companies for using customs warehouses were suspended, and three enterprises were excluded from the list of delivery points, " the messages says.

The agency said that in the first half of 2021, the SBU seized contraband items and found violations of customs regulations for 7.6 million dollars. The seizures were part of 53 pre-trial investigations. Among the smuggled items there were weapons, illicit substances, wood, items of cultural value.

Related: National Bank of Ukraine asks to block accounts of sanctioned smugglers

Earlier, the National Defense Council imposed personal sanctions against the top 10 Ukrainian smugglers. In particular, the assets of persons involved in smuggling were blocked. On April 4, Zelensky enforced the decision of the Defense Council.

Related: Ukrainian officers expose drug smuggling to EU

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