Bulgaria's Customs Agency Uncovers Dyed Diesel Fuel Fraud for BGN 500,000

Crime | September 8, 2014, Monday // 10:54|  views

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Bulgaria's Customs Agency officers have uncovered a dyed diesel fuel fraud for more than BGN 500,000.

A tax warehouse analysis showed that the fuel had been declared for use in timber dry houses in Perushtitsa and Peshtera, thus avoiding the payment of part of the excise duty. The rate for dyed fuel is BGN 50 per tonne instead of the BGN 645 per tonne required for undyed fuel, the Customs Agency said in a press release.

The Customs office in Plovdiv has seized 13 tonnes of marked diesel fuel, which was supposed to be yet another delivery for 'timber drying'.

The analyses showed that since the beginning of the year five related companies have used 851,500 liters of marked gas oil, Trud Daily reports. These have stated in the documentation that the fuel was used for timber drying, while the conducted checks showed that the equipment at the dry houses did not work with diesel fuel.

Through this criminal scheme the perpetrators have avoided the payment of BGN 506,000 worth of excise duty, the press release reads.

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Tags: Customs Agency, dyed diesel fuel, fraud, excise duty


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