A large consignment of unmarked tobacco products was seized by traffic police officers in the Kaliningrad Region

In the framework of the “Kontrafakt” (Counterfeit products) operational and preventive event, officers of the Division for Economic Security and Combating the Corruption of the Western Linear Administration on Transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia revealed a fact of delivery of unmarked tobacco products to the Khrabrovo Airport.

It was established that a 56-year-old man acquired in a CIS country a large consignment of foreign cigarettes of various brands for the purpose of distribution in the territory of the Kaliningrad Region.

At the time of receiving the goods from the cargo warehouse of the airport Khrabrovo, the offender was detained red-handed by the operational officers of the Transport Police. About 82 thousand packs of cigarettes worth over 3 million rubles were seized at the scene.

There were no special marks on the packages, as provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

As a result of searches conducted by operative officers of the transport police together with the MIA of Russia Administration for the Kaliningrad Region and with the support of the Special purpose unit (SOBR) of the Rosgvardia Department for the Kaliningrad Region unmarked tobacco products in the amount of more than 10 thousand packs were found at the suspect’s.

The Inquiry unit of the Western Linear Administration on Transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia prosecuted the fact of a crime under part 6 of Article 171.1 of the Russian Criminal Code. This article presumes a punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of up to six years.

   
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