State Service for Combating Economic Crimes revealed the fact of illegal smuggling of petroleum products, the service reported.
According to it, the citizens D.R. and B.T. poured 34 tons of gasoline from "Scania" tanker in violation of fire safety rules on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. As a result, there was a fire, and tanker truck completely burned down.
"It was found out that these citizens conducted illegal business activities, smuggling petroleum products to Tajikistan in the tanker without shipping documents and proper registration at the tax authorities," State Service for Combating Economic Crimes said.
Criminal case on the grounds of crime under the Articles 204 (smuggling) and 180 (illegal business) of the Criminal Code was opened.
The investigation is ongoing.