Russian methanol disguised as a solvent for paints: customs officers are suspected of official negligence  News of Kharkiv and Ukraine

Russian methanol disguised as a solvent for paints: customs officers are suspected of official negligence News of Kharkiv and Ukraine

Under the procedural guidance of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office, eight officials of the Kharkiv Customs Service of the Federal Tax Service were notified of suspicion of official negligence that caused serious consequences (Part 2 of Article 367 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The pre-trial investigation established that a number of interrelated enterprises registered in the Luhansk region during 2018-2019 imported methanol from the Russian Federation into the customs territory of Ukraine in the area of ​​activity of the Kharkiv Customs Department of the Federal Tax Service under the guise of a solvent for paints and with incorrect classification of goods according to the UCT ZED The specified actions were carried out without charging and paying customs duty, excise tax and the full amount of VAT.

163 such cases were established, which led to losses to the state in the amount of almost 42 million hryvnias, to which customs officers “turned a blind eye”.

In addition, the law enforcement officers established that the founders of the Russian enterprise-supplier are two citizens of Ukraine. After the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in March 2022, the specified company submitted financial statements to the state authorities of the aggressor country for the assessment and payment of taxes for a total amount of more than 5 million rubles.

Currently, the issue of bringing other customs officials involved in the specified crime to criminal liability is being resolved.

The pre-trial investigation is being conducted by investigators of the second JI of the territorial department of the DBR TU, located in Poltava, under the operational support of the DBR TU, located in Kramatorsk.

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