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Those accused of metal smuggling in Primorye paid 544 million rubles

Those accused of metal smuggling in Primorye paid 544 million rubles
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In the Primorsky Territory, the defendants in the case of large smuggling of scrap metal to the Republic of Korea and Taiwan paid more than 544 million rubles. This amount was made up of penalties, fines and hidden tax.

According to the press service of the Far Eastern Customs Administration, the defendants gave confessions and made appropriate changes to the goods declaration. Customs payments, based on the actual cost, amounted to 50,4 million rubles, and the remaining 494,5 million rubles were hidden income tax, penalties, fines.

The criminal group provided false information about goods from April to November 2019. The dispatch of waste and scrap of ferrous metals was carried out through the company Metalltorg LLC. The original documents were sent to the recipients of the goods.

Deliveries were organized through the Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port, where scrap metal was stored. In total, nine criminal cases were initiated on the smuggling of strategically important goods on a large scale and deliberate evasion of customs payments on an especially large scale - more than 16 million rubles.

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