More than UAH 66 million, which were taken out of Ukraine during the war, were arrested

Employees of the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine conduct a pre-trial investigation of criminal proceedings against a citizen of Ukraine who violated the rules of transportation of currency values ​​across the state border.

USD 1.6 million and EUR 50,000, which is roughly equivalent to more than 66 million hryvnias. – were discovered by the customs authorities of Romania in the person involved in the case when crossing the border of Moldova with Romania. The offender, during martial law, attempted to move currency without proper declaration.

ESBU detectives established that the citizen did not officially receive and declare the mentioned amounts of income on the territory of Ukraine. At the moment, the ESBU, together with the competent authorities of Moldova and Romania, are checking the origin of the funds and the legality of crossing the state border of Ukraine. Currently, the funds have been seized by court decisions. The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.

The actions of the mentioned person constitute a criminal offense provided for in Part 3 of Art. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, namely the legalization of funds obtained through illegal means and are punishable by imprisonment for a term of eight to twelve years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for a period of up to three years and with confiscation of property.

The pre-trial investigation is carried out by detectives of the main detective unit of the Economic Bureau of Security under the procedural guidance of prosecutors of the Office of the Prosecutor General in cooperation with the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine.

We will remind, that recently ESBU analysts, while investigating bank transactions, discovered separate economic operations with signs of risk, for which funds were transferred abroad. The amount of such transactions is more than UAH 9 billion.

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