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Belarus financial police terminate shadow supply chain of sanction products

A shadow supply chain of sanctioned products was terminated by Belarus’ financial police.

Investigations showed that five Belarusian entrepreneurs registered cargos at the customs from the EU.

Among the goods were fruits and vegetables which are prohibited to import to Russia. Therefore, 600 vehicles with goods managed to go through the border. Belarusian businessmen got more than BYN 1 million from Russian originators. They were the organizers of the criminal scheme.

Alexander Cherezov, deputy chief of the Financial Monitoring Department of the State Control Committee in Minsk region and Minsk:
The Belarusian side was dealing with the customs clearance. And was, as if, producing these goods into free circulation on the territory of the Republic of Belarus. After the customs vehicles with goods were sent to the Russian border, they got through the border and the products were sold on the territory of Russia. All the suspects have been detained. Primal investigations are being carried out. As a result as many as $100,000 have been confiscated.

The members of the Financial Monitoring Department terminated an illegal VAT recovery from the budget. The sum which the entrepreneurs received was more than $330,000. The accounts are blocked at the moment. A criminal case has been opened. The suspects face ten years of prison.

Belarus financial police terminate shadow supply chain of sanction products