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More than 37,000 bottles found in Estonia with forged tax stemps

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 14.04.2009.Print version
Of 62,644 bottles taken from different stores and the storage facilities of OÜ Baltmodum in Estonia last week for checking the authenticity of tax stamps, more than half (37,193) were found to bear forged tax stamps, writes Postimees Online/LETA.

By now it has been determined that in the framework of a criminal case processed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and by the Tax and Customs Board, forged tax stamps were found on 26,779 products of OÜ Offex Group (the brands ‘Talu Viin’, ‘Kodu Viin’, ‘Psenichnaja Vodka’, ‘Vodka Avans’ and ‘RõõmuAllikas’).

 

Suspicions of forged tax stamps also concern 10,414 bottes of ‘Oma Viin’ which, according to the Alcohol Register, is produced by AS Remedia, but according to information currently collected in the framework of the case, the vodka might have been produced by OÜ Offex Group.

 

Head of the investigative department of the Tax and Customs Board Rene Kanniste stated that nearly 20,000 forged tax stamps were found during the searches carried out on March 31 on the territories of Offex Group and Baltmodum and in the places of residence of six individuals.






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