Moonshine haul

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Regional · 12-01-2021 10:00:00 · 0 Comments
Moonshine haul

The Tax Action Unit, through the Tax Action Detachment (DAF) of Porto, on 9 and 10 January, seized more than 17,000 litres of alcoholic beverages for illegal consumption in the district of Vila Real.

As part of a series of inspection and control actions aimed at detecting infractions related to the storage and marketing of beverages subject to excise duty, several operators were inspected and detected, storing approximately 16 500 litres of liqueur wine and 600 litres of aguardente in unauthorized places and without customs control, thus escaping the tax obligations of declaring and paying the applicable taxes.

Three administrative infraction notices were issued for irregular consumption.

The value of the seized beverages amounts to 105,000 euros, and their illicit marketing would have caused a loss to the State of about 17,000 euros.

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