Six former customs officers indicted for smuggling

Six former customs officers indicted for smuggling

Athens, February 16, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Six customs officers of the 2nd Customs Office, at the port of Thessaloniki, were brought to trial in a case linked with smuggling, having caused a loss of EUR 651,000 to the Greek state. All of the employees who are being accused are retired.

The six are indicted for repeated infidelity to the service against the state, repeated false certification and direct complicity in these acts.

The prosecutor asks for the referral of a customs officer – who at the time was the legitimate representative of a company that dealt with marketing, import/export of mobile computers, supplies, gifts and office machines, clothing/ \footwear etc. – as the instigator of the above acts.

According to the prosecutor’s motion, the case is associated with the import – from China and the US – of goods, for which no duties and taxes had been paid, to the benefit of this company.