23 Sep 2022 16:41

Ukrainian customs, tax, law enforcement agencies prevent illegal grain exports via over 50 fictitious companies over past week - MP

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax) - Officials of the Ukrainian State Customs Service, along with those from the State Tax Service and law enforcement agencies, have prevented export transactions involving grain cargos without accompanying documents through over 50 fictitious companies, Ukrainian media have reported.

Danylo Hetmantsev, head of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Finance, Tax, and Customs Policy Committee, said on Telegram that fraudsters bought grain from Ukrainian farmers for cash without documents, after which they attempted to export this grain via fictitious legal entities, without repatriating funds and paying taxes.

"The customs, along with the tax service and the law enforcement, have prevented illicit grain exports via over 50 fictitious companies this week," Hetmantsev said in his post.