Employees of SBU together with Prosecutor’s office and the fiscal service have exposed the mechanism of smuggling of petroleum products, organized by the customs officers. About it it is spoken in SBU message.
Law enforcement authorities established that the mechanism acted in 2012-2014, the so-called «Kurchenko’s scheme».
Reportedly, the officials acted in collusion with a number of commercial structures.
«Criminals in the design of goods provided to the customs authorities of the forged documents on which kind of products moved in transit through the territory of Ukraine. Intelligence officers found out that in fact oil products were shipped and stored on the storage enterprises in eight regions of Ukraine. In fact, the illegal products was realized on domestic market», — stated in the message.
As a result of transactions in the state budget received more than UAH 1.2 billion of mandatory payments.
Field investigators of SBU documented that the functioning of the illegal scheme contributed to a number of officials of the Odessa customs, who carried out a «cover-up» of the transaction.
Three customs officers and two business leaders announced on suspicion of committing a crime under part 2 of article 364 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
The pretrial investigation proceeds.
It is known that earlier the Odessa Prosecutor’s office has created an interagency group composed of staff of Prosecutor’s office, SBU, the national police and the SFS, which will continue to investigate commenced criminal proceedings related to illegal machinations with oil of PAO «Odessa oil refinery».
As reported, 18 January the Kyiv court of Appeals confirmed the measure fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko in absentia arrest upheld the decision of Pechersky district court of the capital.
«Kurchenko’s scheme» the Odessa customs officers stole oil worth 1.2 billion 03.02.2017