Customs officials seize almost 500 bottles of spirits

The items were seized following inspections by customs officials of a mini market in Msida

Customs officials have seized almost 500 bottles of spirits during routine searches in Msida.

Customs said that during the searches they entered a mini market and discovered spirits without excise banderols on the shelves. Subsequent searches in the shop and its stores lead to the discovery of a total of 477 bottles of alcoholic beverages without an excise banderol.

Recently the customs enforcement section has been clamping down on the sale of beverages and spirits not bearing any excise tags, to hamper contraband operations and collect the taxes owed which is being charged to the consumer.

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