Authorised officers of the Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) in the operational action codenamed SKOK at the Rača border crossing seized a large amount of smuggled cigarettes and other various goods worth BAM 78,300.
In the operational action codenamed SKOK, authorised officers of the Group for the Prevention of Misdemeanors and Smuggling from the regional center of the ITA in Tuzla carried out a detailed inspection and search of a freezer truck, all in accordance with the instructions of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and the order of the Court of BiH. In addition to the regular consignment where vegetables were reported, hidden and contraband goods were found. On that occasion, a large amount of undeclared and unmarked excise goods was found (10,000 packs of cigarettes). 5014 pieces of different goods (wallets, perfumes, photographic equipment) were also found. The value of temporarily seized goods in these operational actions is estimated at BAM 78,300.
A Report on the committed criminal offense and the perpetrator will be submitted against the suspect to the Prosecutor’s Office – Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and due to the existence of grounds for suspicion that the criminal offense of Smuggling has been committed, from Article 214 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the course of taking measures within its jurisdiction, specialised equipment and vehicles donated to the ITA by the American Embassy through the EXBS program were used.
The Indirect Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites all citizens to report any form of customs or VAT evasion, or illegal sale of excise goods, to our open line 080 02 06 07. All calls are free and completely anonymous. Citizens can also send a photo and location where cigarettes and tobacco are sold illegally to Viber number 065 355 155.