Alcohol, plastic bags and unused excise stamps have been seized by customs officials from a warehouse in Qormi.

The department said in a statement its officials were led to the warehouse following an inspection at a Gżira outlet.

At the Gżira outlet, they found alcoholic beverages bearing no excise stamps. The officials decided to check the warehouse from where the beverages derived and, following an extensive search, they ended up seizing 1,473 plastic bags, 162 bottles of alcoholic beverages, including rum, brandy and several liqueurs, 110 bottles of wine which did not have their excise tax paid, and 510 unused excise stamps.

The department encourages operators and establishments importing or selling excise goods to make sure that their business was in order, as there would be zero tolerance to unpaid excise dues or mismanagement of excise stamps.

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