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80 percent of the Shisha-tobacco is smuggled

In Swiss hookah Bars is mainly used in smuggling of goods, – the chief of Department of customs investigations of the Federal customs administration said. "We proceed from the fact that he was imported all the largest part of the consumed in Switzerland Shisha-tobacco legal. I would say it is around 80 percent," says Urs Bartenschlager in the "NZZ on Sunday".

The smuggling of hookah tobacco in Switzerland has assumed huge proportions. As insiders say, according to the report, is transferred to the illegally purchased tobacco in legally purchased cans and so in the hookah Bars are used. The reason for the flourishing smuggling is a massive increase in taxes by the Federal government. These were increased in may of 2015 from about six to 80 francs per kilogram of tobacco. This was done to prevent the youth from the Shisha Smoking – with little success. The consumption of Shisha tobacco to continue to tell the seller.

This year, the authorities transferred two major retailers. In the North of the Canton of Zurich, a 38-flew-year-old Egyptian, who had imported 1.4 tonnes of Shisha tobacco illegal. And in the Region North-West Switzerland were 14 searches around 850 kilograms of contraband to light. The amount of evaded taxes was in Zurich to 133'000 Swiss francs in Basel on 82'000 Swiss francs. The Transferred fines of up to five times the evaded amount threaten.

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Created: 28.04.2019, 07:47 PM

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