Sale of counterfeit cigarettes stopped

Counterfeiting goods

Employees of the store in Elista, located on Lenin Street, sold fake cigarettes to residents, reported press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kalmykia.

In addition, they sold tobacco products without excise stamps.

More than three thousand packs of cigarettes were seized from the store.

The store owner bought them outside the Republic of Kalmykia. Earlier he had already been prosecuted for a similar crime.

Sale of counterfeit cigarettes stopped

At present, an expert examination is underway. The question of initiation of criminal proceedings is being resolved.

Sanctions for sale of smuggled tobacco are toughened every year. These measures protect consumers from the harm that counterfeit goods can cause and reduce the development of the shadow market for the distribution and sale of unlabeled tobacco products.

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