The Serbian tax police filed charges against almost 1,500 people in the first nine months of 2019, the Tax Authority said on Tuesday.
A press release said that 1,401 people were charged with committing 1,378 counts of crime, adding that they evaded 12.2 billion Dinars (1 Euro – 118 Dinars) in taxes which is 58.15 percent more than in the same period of 2018. The tax police arrested 158 people, twice more than last year. The tax police identified 83 phantom and money laundering companies.
The tax police seized almost 20,000 kilograms of tobacco , half a million cigarette packs, 20,000 liters of alcoholic beverages and more than 22,000 liters of fuels.
The press release said tha tax police also seized branded clothing, electronics and cosmetics worth 71 million Dinars which had no declarations.