In Belarus, opened the business to supply sanctions to Russia

© Depositphotos / 3114635_clashotМинск. Archival photoIn Belarus, opened the business to supply sanctions to Russia© Depositphotos / 3114635_clashot

Financial police of Belarus stopped deliveries to Russia of the sanctions, which for two years was engaged group of Russians and Ukrainians, said on Monday the press service of the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus.

«Operatives of the Department of financial investigations of state control Committee of Minsk region and the city of Minsk sanctions prevented delivery of products to Russia, which for two years was engaged in the group of Ukrainians and Russians. Illegal income amounted to 300 thousand (Belarusian – ed.), rubles (more than 140 thousand dollars — ed.)», — stated in the message on the Agency’s website.

The report said that in 2017-2018, the band purchased in Poland and Ukraine fruit and vegetables, imported it into the territory of Belarus for subsequent sale in Russia. «To give a semblance of legality of their activities, they used accounting documents controlled by four false structures and several individual entrepreneurs», — said the press service.

According to the SCC, in early November, the financial police detained two trucks with apples and tomatoes (seized more than 40 tons), and the supply of the sanctions «was the last group of Russian and Ukrainian businessmen».

A criminal case was opened under part 3 article 233 of the Criminal code of Belarus (illegal business activities). It was found that he had led the illegal business 32-year-old citizen of Ukraine, he was arrested and taken into custody.