Employees of the security Service of Ukraine together with customs officials and prosecutors were blocked in Odessa import in our country a large consignment of counterfeit cigarettes produced in unrecognized Transnistria, said the press center of the SBU.

“Under the previous open criminal proceedings law enforcement officers have detained on the territory of garage cooperative minibus, at the wheel which was a foreign citizen. At survey of the car employees of SB of Ukraine found about 30 thousand packs of cigarettes without excise stamps,” – said in a statement on the Ministry website on Thursday.

Operatives of the intelligence agencies have determined that the counterfeit product illegally imported to Ukraine from territory unrecognized Transnistria.

Experts estimate the value of the seized tobacco products is over one million .