The production of counterfeit motor oil and household chemicals under the brands of well-known manufacturers in Pushkin near Moscow was liquidated by employees of the Department of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the South-Western Administrative District of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. This was announced on Thursday, October 21, by the Ministry of Internal Affairs Media.
“The police found that for the production of counterfeit products, the attackers used the facilities of the plant located in the Pushkin city district of the Moscow region. The storage, packing and packaging of counterfeit products were carried out in office and warehouse premises, ”said Irina Volk, an official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
She added that the plant included a production line and a laboratory, where the original chemical composition of liquids was studied. During the searches, the police seized more than 300 samples and over 1,600 tons of finished products, bottling containers, rolls with labels. According to preliminary estimates, the damage to the copyright holders of trademarks may exceed 250 million rubles.
On the fact of the production of counterfeit, a criminal case was initiated under Part 4 of Art. 180 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Investigators establish channels for the sale of counterfeit goods and all participants in illegal activities. The department clarified that orders for the supply of counterfeits to the regions of Russia and neighboring countries were accepted from individuals and legal entities by employees of the call center in Saratov.
Earlier, on October 14, in the Moscow region, law enforcement officers stopped the activities of an underground workshop for the conversion of weapons, seized an arsenal of weapons and ammunition. The workshop was equipped in a rented garage on the territory of Krasnoznamensk by three malefactors. They replaced parts in deactivated weapons and converted them into combat ones for the purpose of selling.