In Odessa region law enforcement authorities seized 2.3 million litres of surrogate alcohol

В Одесской обл. правоохранители изъяли 2,3 тыс. литров суррогатного алкоголя

In the Odessa region border guards seized 2.3 thousand litres of surrogate alcohol

The border guards of the southern regional office together with other law enforcement officers seized 900 litres of alcohol and over 1400 litres of surrogate alcohol “cognac”, “champagne”, “vodka” and “wine.” About it reports a press-service of state frontier service of Ukraine.

It is noted that the Izmail border detachment together with employees of SBU, Prosecutor’s office and the state fiscal service of Ukraine in Odessa region checked out discovered the previous places of illegal manufacture, storage and sale of counterfeit excisable goods.

During the search law enforcement officers found about 900 liters of alcohol and over 1400 litres of surrogate alcohol “cognac”, “champagne”, “vodka” and “wine.”

They also found 14 bottles of food additives and dyes, a device for aerating and packing of the forged alcoholic beverages and plastic containers for further packing.

Besides, militiamen found about 4.7 thousand packs of cigarettes without excise stamps.

At the moment all detected seized and handed over to the GU SFS of Ukraine in Odessa region for carrying out examination and adoption of further decisions in the framework of criminal proceedings.

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Recall, a month ago in Kharkov, another 4 people died from surrogate alcohol. Before it was reported about dozens of dead and injured owing to the use of substitute alcohol.