The Odesa region Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the court of first instance, according to which a citizen of Syria, the captain of the ship Sky Moon, was convicted of an administrative offense under Part 1 of Art. 482 of Ukrainian Customs Code (smuggling), the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office reports.
The confiscation of the smuggling item (technical soda) worth almost 18.5 million hryvnias is recognized as legal. The vessel under the flag of Tanzania was confiscated to the State as well.
Earlier, on March 15 Malynovsky District Court of Odesa reviewed the administrative protocol on violation of customs regulations by the captain of the vessel Sky Moon and found him guilty of transporting more than 3 thousand tons of technical soda beyond Ukrainian border control from the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The court ordered to confiscate the smuggling item worth 18 million 427 thousand hryvnias, as well as the vehicle used to commit the offense to the State