Sea bass from AADE controls for fuel smuggling

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of Chrysostomos Tsoufis

2022 started according to the pricing of the Ministry of Development with an average price of unleaded 95 octane at 1.75 euros and diesel at 1.48 euros per liter. On the last day of March, when the first quarter ended, unleaded had already reached 2.08 euros, an increase of 19%, while diesel rose by 35% to 2 euros.

Many were those who tried to take advantage of the conditions created by them highest prices and steal. The audits carried out by AADE for the first quarter of the year caught seabass.

Specifically:

-In Argolida, a gas station, it did not issue tax data amounting to 404,394.44 euros and fell into smuggling for 575,244.86 liters.

In Etoloakarnania, a gas station did not issue tax data amounting to 155,642.95 euros.

– In Laconia, a gas station did not issue tax data amounting to 93,047.06 euros.

-In Attica, a gas trading company, it was found that it had not connected FIM, as a result of which a fine of 146,800 euros was imposed on it.

-In Attica, in another case, smuggling was found for 495,325 liters of gasoline and 210,373 liters of diesel.

-In Attica, in a different case, smuggling was detected for 91,790 liters of gasoline and 97,164 liters of diesel.

-Smuggling of 8,412 liters of fuel was detected on a ship.

-In another ship, smuggling of external combustion oil 22.3 M / T and shipping oil 48.87 M / T was detected.

After an inspection at two petrol stations that had an Administrator, the same person was found:

A. possession and marketing of liquid fuels for which the corresponding duties and other taxes had not been paid.

B. the company used 30,000 liters of bulk chemical product with the brand name “SOLVENT” for counterfeit gasoline in the domestic market and 5,000 liters of bulk mineral oil for counterfeit diesel.

The consequence of these was to avoid the payment of customs duties amounting to 151,303.75 euros.

After an inspection at a gas station, which was found closed, and in the presence of a Prosecutor, samples of fuel were received, including a sample of 4,774 liters, which was found in an underground tank, not connected to the Input-Output system. This quantity, according to the relevant chemical analysis, was adulterated and no tax evidence was found to prove its legal possession.

The evading customs duties, with the payment of the multiple fees, will amount to a minimum of 20,000 euros.

The investigation continues regarding the legality of possession and disposal of fuel through the input-output system for the period from the start of operation of the gas station until the day of the inspection. The estimated customs duties amount to approximately 700,000 euros.

After an audit in a gas trading company, it was found that it had not interconnected its tax mechanisms as it should and did not send data to D.A.T.E. for the period from 01.03.2019 to 31.12.2021, ie for one thousand four hundred sixty eight (1,468) days. The relevant fine amounts to 146,800 euros.

In a cargo ship with Greek flag, the shipping documents and other tax-customs documents were checked in combination with the quantitative fuel counting with the method of the closed warehouse and it was found:

A. excess shipping oil (DO) 8,412 liters for which the required documents proving the legal possession as well as the payment of the corresponding E.F.K. and other charges.

B. consumption of an additional quantity of shipping oil (DO) of 2,300 liters on own fuel without being entitled to it.

The above acts constitute the commission of the crime of smuggling, in violation of the provisions “on E.T.K.” The auditee immediately paid the corresponding amount of 24,012.14 euros

On a ship flying the flag of Liberia, the shipping documents and other tax-customs documents were checked in combination with the quantification of fuels using the closed warehouse method and a redundancy was found in the self-consumption fuels:

A. External combustion oil (Fuel Oil), total quantity 22.3 M / T.

B. shipping oil (MGO), total quantity 48.46 M / T. The above acts constitute the commission of the crime of smuggling, in violation of the provisions “on E.T.K.”

The auditee paid the amount of 145,146.59 euros.

An inspection of a LPG trading company at petrol stations in different parts of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki revealed that the company loaded a tanker owned by it with 10,180 kg of LPG of unknown origin, from which it disposed of it as LPG at two petrol stations. fuel, 3,980 and 4,200 kg respectively.

A quantity of 2,000 kilos was not disposed of but remained inside the tanker. A sample of this liquefied petroleum gas was taken and sent to the Chemical Service of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian Sea, which stated that it did not meet the specifications of liquefied petroleum gas and was therefore disposed of without complying with the customs regulations of the National Customs Code. Smuggling of energy products.

The tax and other charges that were not paid to the Greek State amount to € 7,638.49. 6,200 kilos of LPG were confiscated (3,980 kilos escaped confiscation) as well as the above tanker vehicle as a means of transporting contraband in accordance with the provisions of the National Customs Code.

Source: skai.gr

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