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Smuggling timber for 3,2 billion rubles was revealed in Khabarovsk

Smuggling timber for 3,2 billion rubles was revealed in Khabarovsk
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In Khabarovsk, customs officers discovered timber smuggling for 3,2 billion rubles. The perpetrators sent timber to China.

According to IAA EastRussia in the press service of the Federal Customs Service, more than 708 thousand cubic meters of timber were illegally transported across the state border. From June 2015 to September 2019, two Khabarovsk companies engaged in the export of coniferous forests submitted documents to the customs with an underestimation of the customs value of timber.

FCS opened five criminal cases. The smugglers face up to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to one million rubles. The investigation is ongoing.

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