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Press Release: Nearly 7,000 bottles of wine and more than 700 plastic bags seized by Customs

During searches in several localities, by Customs Enforcement Officials, 6,956 bottles of wine and 740 plastic bags were seized by Customs due to not having their excise duty paid.

The Customs officials were carrying out routine searches in Sliema, San Gwann, Tal-Ibragg, St.Paul's Bay, Bugibba, Qawra, Mosta, Hal-Balzan, Birkirkara, Mriehel, Hal-Qormi, Hal-Far, Marsaxlokk, Marsaskala, Fgura and

Senglea, 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.