Edible alcohol imported illegally in tax-evasion scheme

Focus Taiwan
Date: 017/04/07
By: Wang Shwu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu

Kaohsiung, April 7 (CNA) The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office in southern Taiwan has cracked down on a tax evasion and fraud case involving importers allegedly importing edible alcohol in the name of alcohol for industrial use, and distilleries allegedly using the products to make spirits they promoted as being naturally brewed.

Acting on tips, prosecutors and police launched raids on Wednesday at 13 locations in Taoyuan, New Taipei, Taichung, Hsinchu, Changhua and Kaohsiung cities and counties.

Investigators seized 53,144 bottles of spirits and wine suspected to be blended and 125 tons of unknown alcohol, according to the office.    [FULL  STORY]

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