Thousand law enforcement officers make searches of the Tedis-Ukraine distributor of tobacco products, which is involved in the financing of terrorism. This was reported by the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko on Facebook.
"The Department of Economics of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, the Main Military Prosecutor's Office with the support of the National Police units exposed the scheme of tax evasion and illegal withdrawal abroad, including for the financing of terrorism", - the Prosecutor General wrote.
According to him, the pre-trial investigation found that the real owner of the LLC Megapolis Ukraine (now - Tedis Ukraine) monopoly distributor of tobacco products since 2012 until now is also a citizen of the Russian Federation Kesayev, upon whom the sanctions in the form of prohibiting the withdrawal from Ukraine abroad are imposed by the decision of the NSDC.
"Under the influence of Kesayev, the key posts in the LLC Tedis are hold by persons who coordinate all their decisions with the member of the board of directors of the Russian CJSC Degtyarev Plant - one of the suppliers of weapons to the terrorist organizations of the DPR - LPR. $92,7 million were withdrew through the accounts of transit companies for 2015-17 despite the prohibition of the NSDC and the NBU", - Yuriy Lutsenko said.
According to him, the firm also received assistance from certain state bodies to maintain the monopoly position.
As noted by the Prosecutor General, 1000 law enforcement officers make searches and other urgent investigative actions now.