Efficient Bureau Takes Down Large-Scale Illegal E-Cigarette Operation

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Ukrainian authorities seize a large quantity of unmarked e-cigarette products worth 40 million hryvnias ($1.09 million) in multiple raids.

According to a report by Ukrainian media outlet Korrespondent, the Ukrainian Economic Security Bureau (Bureau of Economic Security, BES) has successfully seized a large quantity of unmarked consumer goods, including e-cigarette products worth 40 million hryvnias (approximately 7.8 million Chinese yuan).

Bureau Successful in Busting Large-scale Illegal E-cigarette Operation
Product seized | Image source: БЭБ

Investigation findings have revealed that a group of individuals in multiple regions of western Ukraine have been engaging in the illegal sale of e-cigarette liquids, e-cigarettes, and associated components produced by them. Detectives have conducted over 20 simultaneous searches, resulting in the seizure of more than 20,000 illicitly manufactured e-cigarettes, a substantial quantity of e-liquid for refilling, kits for mixing e-liquid, flavorings, and ink cartridges for mixing tobacco, with a total estimated value exceeding 40 million Ukrainian Hryvnias (equivalent to approximately 1.09 million US dollars).

Previously, БЭБ exposed a plan of illegal manufacturing and selling of industrial alcohol in the Kyiv region.

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