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Press Release: 232 bottles of spirits and 3,360 unused excise stamps seized by Customs

During searches in several localities, by Customs Enforcement Officials, 232 bottles of alcohol were seized due to not having their excise stamps, while 3,360 unused excise stamps were also elevated.

The Customs officials were carrying out routine searches in Gzira, Paceville, Fgura, Bugibba and Xemxija, when they entered several shops and discovered spirits without excise banderols on the shelves.

The Customs enforcement section have been clamping down on the sale of beverages and spirits not bearing any excise tags, in an effort to hamper contraband operations and collect the taxes owed which is being charged to the end consumer.