National accused of large tobacco smuggling was extradited to Russia from Denmark

At the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, Andrey Gubko, Russian national, was extradited from the Kingdom of Denmark.

He is accused of committing a crime provided for by Article 200.2 (1) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal trafficking of tobacco products over the customs border of the Customs Union on a large scale).

According to the investigation, in December 2016, Mr. Gubko, being in the territory of Ukraine, purchased tobacco products – cigarettes “Winston” in the amount of 4960 pcs. for illegal importation of them into the territory of the Russian Federation. He made a cache in the sub-frame of the semi-trailer of his car where he put the cigarettes for a total amount of more than 650 thousand rubles.

In December 2016, on his way to Russia, Mr. Gubko came to the customs control zone of the customs point MAPP Matveev Kurgan of the Taganrog Customs Office where he did not declare and concealed their presence in the car. However, during the searching, the cache was found. The tobacco products illegally moved across the customs border on a large scale were seized.

After the commission of the crime, Mr. Gubko hid from the law enforcement authorities and was placed on the international wanted list.

In January 2021, Interpol NCB Denmark informed of his detention in the territory of that state. In this connection, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent a request for his extradition for criminal prosecution to the competent authorities of the Kingdom of Denmark which was granted.

Owing to the coordinated actions of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation and the organized close interaction with the competent authorities of the Kingdom of Denmark, it was possible to attain the positive decision on extradition of the accused.

Today, accompanied by a special convoy, Andrey Gubko will be delivered to Russia.

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