One to watch for – Cigarettes in the air tanks of the brakes

During an inspection of a Serbian bus, employees of the Hungarian National Tax and Customs Office found 850 boxes of untaxed cigarettes in Röszke. 

The finance guards checked a scheduled bus from Serbia to Austria in Röszke. Drivers and passengers did not declare goods subject to customs and tax.

NAV staff accepted the statement, but became aware of traces of movement in the air tanks of the brakes. The suspicious tanks were moored and then opened and they were seen to have been remodeled at home. A total of 850 boxes of Chesterfield-branded, tax-free cigarettes were found from the hiding place. One of the drivers confessed to owning a cigarette.

The untaxed incense worth more than one and a half million forints was seized by NAV employees. In addition to imposing a fine of more than HUF 3 million, the financiers filed a complaint against the driver due to budget fraud.