Faro airport customs seize 48,000 cigarettes

By TPN/Lusa, in Algarve · 26-11-2019 12:59:00 · 0 Comments
 Faro airport customs seize 48,000 cigarettes

The Tax and Customs Authority, through Customs at Faro airport, seized 48,000 cigarettes hidden in three hold bags, worth more than 10,000 euros in tobacco tax, VAT and customs duties.

It was in customs control for goods that cross the borders of the European Union that customs officials inspected the three suitcases, transported by a passenger of Spanish nationality, according to a note published today on the Finance portal, which reports that the seizure took place on Friday.

"After the interception and selection of the traveller, he was subjected to a search of luggage that came from Luanda, and which was allegedly intended for a citizen of Angolan nationality.

The Tax and Customs Authority also highlights the "growing volume" of traveller movements and the "need to supervise the supply chain", which lead customs services to resort to "risk management to carry out effective and efficient controls, avoid an unjustified disruption of legitimate travellers and use resources efficiently".


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