SIPA Police arrested Persons who avoided the Payment of Customs Duties of over 350,000 Euros


Members of the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) searched three locations on Monday in Tuzla and Lukavac used by two suspects in order to find clues and cases related to the perpetration of prolonged criminal offenses of customs fraud and money laundering.

During the search, SIPA police officers discovered and temporarily seized two mobile phones, process units of computers, a certain amount of money, and various business documents and other items that could serve as evidence in further criminal proceedings, SIPA spokesman Luka Miladinovic told Avaz.

Miladinovic explained that the suspects, in their capacity as owners and responsible persons in two legal entities from Lukavac, in order to avoid payment of customs duties and other import duties, submitted invoices to Bosnian customs authorities of false contents, with multiple impairments of goods, and on that basis the suspects paid customs and other import duties in a smaller amount, which avoided the payment of customs duties and other duties payable on import of goods in the total amount of 784.486 BAM, for which the amount of the budget of Bosnia-Herzegovina was damaged.

These activities were carried out in cooperation with authorized officials of the Indirect Taxation Authority and police officers of the Ministry of Interior of Tuzla Canton, following orders of the Court and the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH.




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