It depends on the Department of Management of the Organization of Crete in collaboration with the Operational Directorate of the Attica Financial Crime Prosecution, a criminal organization, whose members are systematically active in the illegal import and further disposal of counterfeit product (“bombs”).
A large-scale police company in Opia, with the participation of the above Services, the Crime Prevention Team of the Attica Security Directorate and the Coordination Business Center of the Independent Revenue Authority, were arrested yesterday in the area of the Municipality of Kropia and the two Pakistanis member and another Greek owner who was in Athens, for accepting and disposing of proceeds of crime.
From the many months of police investigation, it emerged that the members of the organization, at least since July 2020, apparently in the illegal import into our country from Bulgaria of alcoholic beverages, the impersonal, processed and then disposed of in cellars, wholesale beverages and mini-markets, in Attica and other tourist areas, on islands and in Crete.
For the distribution of beverages, they used fictitious documents, and different descriptions of goods, while taking special measures, in order to make it difficult for them to be detected by the law enforcement authorities.
During the searches carried out in houses, warehouses and vehicles, a total of 4,638 bottles with affixed labels of branded companies, 9,889 stickers, 30 bottles of solvents, 95 liters of tsipouro, 15 liters of gin, 10 liters of mouzo, were found and confiscated. amount 39,495 euros and 485 Bulgarian words, 4 cars ie 3 trucks and 1 passenger, 8 mobile phones, revolver, shotgun, 57 natural, 2 sharpeners and handwritten notes
The quantities of alcoholic beverages that are destroyed will be delivered to the Customs Authorities, while the amount of money will be deposited in the Deposits and Loans Fund. At the same time, samples were taken from the Chemical Service and their examination was ordered by the General State Chemist.
From the data of the investigation and according to the temporary determination of the competent Customs Authority, the charges from the evasion of the Special Consumption Tax, fees and stamps, correspond to at least 49,955.58 euros.
In addition, according to the statements of the companies that have received the trademarks so far, the damage against them amounts to the amount of 157.987.78 euros.
A case was filed against those involved, -as the case may be- for criminal organization, forgery, deliveries of the National Customs Code, the legislation on weapons, the market code and the acceptance and disposal of proceeds of crime. The preliminary investigation is carried out by the Organized Crime Department of the General Regional Directorate of Police of Crete in collaboration with the Operational Directorate of the Attica Financial Crime Prosecution Body / B ‘Sub-Directorate – Department I of Traffic Rules Control
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