According to operational data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, in 8 months 2009 it was detained illicit tobacco production for the sum of 1 million 829 thousand 070 UAH that in 26 times more, than for the similar period last year when this indicator made 70 thousand 400 UAH
About it it is spoken in the letter - the reply of Department of public relations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to request for data on number of the detainee of illicit and withdrawn counterfeit tobacco production in 8 months 2008 and 2009 which text has at the order of the UNIAN.
Thus in 8 months of the current year it is withdrawn counterfeit (counterfeit) tobacco production for the sum of 3 million 540 thousand 515 UAH
That is, the estimated cost of the detained counterfeit cigarettes is almost twice higher, than the cost of the detained illicit cigarettes. Thus last year it wasn't recorded any case of detention of fakes, reports the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Thus the militia informs that, according to article 112 requirements criminally - the procedural code of Ukraine, exposure and investigation of the crimes provided by article 201 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (smuggling) is in competence of Security service of Ukraine.
At the same time, at the disposal of the UNIAN there is a letter - the answer of the chairman of SBU of VALENTYN NALYVAICHENKO to the appeal of the Budgetary committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine about providing information on number of the brought criminal cases in cases of smuggling of tobacco products to Ukraine.
According to the present document, in 2008 and 2009 of SBU I didn't bring any criminal case on smuggling of tobacco products to Ukraine.