Large amount of illegal tobacco confiscated in Kabardino-Balkarian Republic.

Large amount of illegal tobacco confiscated in Kabardino-Balkarian Republic.
Officials seize large amount of illegal tobacco products, worth over $15,000, in Kabardino-Balkarian Republic.

Staff from the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, along with the Regional Financial Stability Bureau, seized a large amount of illegal tobacco products during a raid and search operation.

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During an investigation of a residence located in Area C, investigators found 8,500 packs of cigarettes from various manufacturers without the appropriate federal tax stamps.

According to reports, this shipment belonged to a local resident, aged 57. The man admitted to purchasing cigarettes from a stranger in a neighboring area with the intention of reselling them and storing them at a relative's house. According to experts, the seized goods are worth over 950,000 rubles (approximately $15,353.54 USD).

According to Article 171.1 (5th part) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has initiated criminal proceedings against the resident in question through its investigative department "Baksansky". One of the compulsory measures in this process is the obligation to appear before the court.


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