Rolex and luxury Handbags confiscated at Sarajevo Airport

Carrying out increased controls of passengers arriving at Sarajevo International Airport, authorized officials of the Indirect Taxation Administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina (UIOBiH) successfully prevented an attempt to illegally import an expensive Rolex watch, branded handbags, cigarettes and a large amount of illegal medical devices (steroids and anabolics).

The goods that were not declared for import customs clearance were with a number of natural persons, citizens of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Turkey, it was announced from the IAOBiH.

It is stated that the total value of the temporarily seized goods is estimated at 145,500 BAM, and that legal proceedings will be initiated against the persons in whose possession undeclared goods were found.

“This is another realized activity of the authorized officials of the Indirect Tax Administration, which emphasizes the importance of cooperation with international organizations UNODC (AIRCOP/ACCU), as well as within the EXBS program. The ITA expresses its gratitude for the large number of trainings and for the donated equipment, which is significant improved the implementation of activities on the ground in terms of preventing smuggling and reducing illegal trade at border crossings,” the Administration states.

ITA BiH invites all citizens to report any form of customs or VAT evasion, or illegal sale of excise goods to our open line 080 02 06 07. All calls are free and completely anonymous, the announcement reads.

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