An illegal distillery was detected in a specially designed area of ​​a house by the Sub-Directorate of the Economic Police of Northern Greece – Arrest of -2- persons

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Athens, October 24, 2023

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An illegal distillery was detected in a specially designed area of ​​a house by the Sub-Directorate of the Economic Police of Northern Greece – Arrest of -2- persons

Illegal tobacco products were also found in the area

Seized, among other things, -184- liters of alcoholic liquid, -1,451- packs of tobacco and -337- packs of cigarettes

The missing duties and taxes for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are estimated to total -20,506.52- euros

From the Directorate of the Economic Police of Northern Greece, in the early hours of yesterday, Monday 23 October 2023, in the area of ​​Thessaloniki, an illegal distillery for the production of alcoholic beverages, which also functioned as a storage area for quantities of illegal tobacco products, was located in a specially designed area of ​​a house.

For the case, -2- people were arrested, a resident of the house and a person who supervised the production operation, for – as the case may be – a violation of the National Customs Code, the legislation on ethyl alcohol and alcoholic products, as well as on weapons.

In particular, in investigations carried out with the assistance of the Chemical Service of Central Macedonia and the Auditing Service of Customs of Thessaloniki, the illegal operation of a 70-liter metal still for the production of distillation products, which contained -49- liters of alcoholic liquid, was found.

At the same time, during the investigations, the following were found and seized:

-1,451- tobacco packages of 50 grams of various brands, without an excise tape,
-337- packets of cigarettes of various brands, without excise tape,
-184- liters of alcoholic liquid,
pistol with empty magazine and knife,
-4,240- euros and
-2- mobile phones.

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The missing duties and taxes for alcoholic liquids amount to -17,155.31- euros, while for tobacco products in the amount of -3,351.21- euros, for which the competent customs authority will be informed.

The seized weapon will be sent for laboratory examination to the Criminal Investigation Sub-Directorate of Northern Greece.

Those arrested were taken to the competent prosecuting authority.

It is reminded that citizens can contact, anonymously or by name, the telephone number 11012 or the e-mail address [email protected] of the Financial Police Directorate, in order to provide information or report illegal and fraudulent actions or activities against the sector of the economy, public property, as well as social and insurance welfare and rights.

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