The material was found on buses coming from São Paulo and heading to Rio de Janeiro
min reading | Written by Redação | November 8, 2023 – 11:05
Six tons of products with signs of counterfeiting were seized in the early hours of Wednesday (8) at the Nhangapi Inspection Control Post, in Itatiaia. The incident was recorded by teams from the Operação Foco Divisas Program and auditors from the State Department of Finance and is part of an action to combat tax evasion.
The material was found on buses coming from São Paulo and heading to Rio de Janeiro. There is suspicion that the merchandise would supply illegal commerce in the capital and in municipalities in Baixada Fluminense.
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The agents carried out the operation that began late on Tuesday night and continued until dawn. In total, six buses were seized.
In addition to showing signs of forgery, some of the seized merchandise did not have an invoice. All owners gave statements and were released.
“Our agents carry out actions daily to combat tax evasion crimes. Our objective is to curb tax crimes and combat unfair competition within our state. This type of occurrence shows that we are on the right path”, said the Special Undersecretary for Foreign Exchange Control, Colonel PM Eduardo Vaz Castelano.
The incident was forwarded to the 99th DP (Itatiaia).