The state fiscal service (SFS) together with NABU as a result of joint actions at the end of last week they arrested 450 million UAH belonging to two dozens of Odessa companies-importers who controls one of the most famous smugglers of Ukraine. About it the acting head of the SFS Sold Miroslav wrote on his page on Facebook, without specifying the smuggler.
“Explain how the scheme worked. The Odessa group of smugglers have created dozens of phony companies, the Directors of which were surrogates. These companies received a large amount of goods from China (shoes, cloth bags, etc.). Delivery of goods from China were engaged in similar firms-strip. Contracts, in fact, fabricated in Odessa. The documents indicated the cost of goods, reduced ten times or more,” wrote Sold.
In particular, footwear dealers declared at UAH 13 per kilo.
“Having received the Declaration obviously false data, customs will adjust the customs value to a level that corresponds to the actual value of the goods. But the representatives of Odessa companies, using the fifty-fifth article of the Customs code, making the customs accounts of the relevant financial guarantee, which gave the opportunity to send the goods to free circulation,” explained Sold.
Further, these importers turned to one of the Odessa courts. And the panel of judges cancelled the decision of customs, in fact obliging to customs clearance goods at significantly reduced cost and return it to the importer with a financial guarantee.