Tax Office Seizes Record Amount of Tobacco

By , 26 Nov 2021, 14:20 PM Business
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STA, 26 November - Financial Administration officers have discovered 11 tonnes of lose tobacco hidden inside 75 foil wrapped cardboard boxes in a lorry with Slovenian license plates in what is a record such bust.

The Financial Administration (FURS) hit upon the illegal cargo on Tuesday as its staff inspected a lorry operated by two foreign nationals who were without an employment contract.

FURS said the damage to the national budget should the cargo be sold on the black market would be at least EUR 1.8 million.

In a jocular post on its Twitter profile FURS said someone had a mishap with their Black Friday 'shopping'. They also said that there would be no auction as the confiscated goods would be destroyed.

On inspecting the lorry carrying the undeclared goods, FURS officers established as many as ten violations of various legal provisions.

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