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Press Release: Busy days for the Customs Department in its execution of border control and market surveillance exercises

                - Customs seizes €40,135 in cash in three different cases 22,677 cigarettes, 5,966 plastic bags, 1,639 unused excise stamps, 18 kgs of tobacco, 1,082 bottles of non-alcoholic beverages, 677 bottles of wine and 113 bottles of spirits
 
In the past days, during searches at the border (sea and air) and in several localities, by Customs Enforcement Officials €40,135 in cash in three different cases 22,677 cigarettes, 5,966 plastic bags, 1,639 unused excise stamps, 18 kgs of tobacco, 1,082 bottles of non-alcoholic beverages, 677 bottles of wine,  and 113 bottles of spirits were seized.
 
The Enforcement Customs Officers were carrying out routine searches in Zebbug, Qormi, Rabat, St Paul's Bay, Sliema, St Julian's and Paceville when they entered several shops and discovered all these infringing items being offered for sale.
 
The Customs Department’s Enforcement Unit has been clamping down on the sale of illicit goods, in an effort to hamper contraband operations and collect the taxes owed, which is being charged to the end consumer.