Detectives of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine seized almost 6,000 tons of fuel from illegal circulation which was stored at enterprises in Obukhiv district of Kyiv region.
The investigation established that officials of two companies organized the illegal storage and sale of fuel and lubricants. Fuel was stored in two adjacent facilities. In the future the products were sold at the oil depot under their control in particular for cash.
The Employees of the ESBU searched fuel storage addresses and seized 3.7 thousand tons of diesel fuel and 2.2 thousand tons of A-95 gasoline. The estimated value of the seized products is UAH 360 million.
During the searches the goods and transport invoices and the car registration log were also found which may be evidence of illegal activity.
The non-compliance of oil products with the requirements of the State Standards of Ukraine was also confirmed by the conclusion of the examination.
The pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings on the grounds of a criminal offense provided for in Part 4 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and Part 3 of Art. 204 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is carried out by the detectives of the Territorial Department of the ESBU in the city of Kyiv and the Kyiv region under the operational support of the DSR of the National Police of Ukraine and under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Kyiv regional prosecutor's office.
We will remind that the ESBU recently informed the top manager of Ukrtatnafta of a new suspicion of tax evasion of another UAH 687 million.