NAV seizes 10.000 packets of cigarettes without tax stamps

Local News

On Thursday evening NAV finance officers on duty found nearly 10.000 packets of cigarettes without Hungarian tax stamps in the car of a Ukrainian man who might be fined up to 9 million forints.

Major József Kupecz excise officer reported that the wagon was like “a rolling cigarette repository” – it was filled to the brim with cigarettes, nothing else would have fit into it. The vehicle with a Ukrainian driver was checked by the officers near Debrecen. The driver said he was only a delivery person, he had been told to drive the wagon from Nyíregyháza to Budapest and that 150 EUR was offered to him for doing this. The finance officers seized the 6 million forints’ worth cigarette together with the wagon and initiated proceedings against the driver.

Source: MTI

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