Federal Customs Service

A clandestine shop producing counterfeit olive oil has been uncovered by customs officials

Published: May 31, 2024 13:02

Customs officers in the Krasnodar region have discovered an underground workshop producing counterfeit olive oil. Over 29 tons of products were seized, as well as packaging material, fittings and a bottling line. The monthly turnover from illegal activities is estimated at more than 10 million rubles

Officers of the Southern Operational Customs Service with the force support of SOBR established that the full-cycle workshop was located in warehouses in the village of Rodnikovskaya. There, under Spanish and Greek brands, locally produced sunflower oil with added flavorings was bottled. The goods were then sold on the domestic market. Technological equipment of foreign origin was allegedly imported illegally

The issue of initiating criminal proceedings under Article 180 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal use of means of individualization of goods) is under consideration

Investigations are continuing