Bolivia’s National Customs (AN) seized 20 tonnes of contraband Argentine flour, alcoholic beverages and powdered milk, worth more than USD 22,000, according to Hugo Dominguez, regional manager, in an intervention operation in Cochabamba. ,
“These 20 tons of flour, alcoholic beverages and powdered milk were seized this Sunday, May 14, in an intervention operation led by technicians from the Customs Operations Control Unit (UCOA) as a result of an anonymous complaint,” Dominguez said.
Similarly, he pointed out that the Customs Immediate Response Group (GRIA) carried out an intelligence operation on Sunday, May 14 in the afternoon in the Tolata area, where a high-tonnage truck carrying 636 bags of flour, 264 packages of beer was intercepted. , 146 boxes of Fernet and 10 boxes of powdered milk from Argentina.
“Upon identifying that the consignment did not have documentation supporting its legal importation and in the case of alcoholic beverages, nor did it have the relevant control stamps, it was seized, at which time the driver of the truck The contact key was handed over voluntarily”, he explained.
The complaint was lodged in the tab designated for that, through the Bolivian Customs web portal, by filling out a form with the information that is available about the goods that are trying to enter the country illegally. Is.
In this sense, Domínguez asked to condemn the embargo through a telephone call on the toll-free line of the Customs Unit, which is enabled 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
According to the data officials show, throughout Bolivia, to date, Customs has seized US$32,842,193 worth of contraband merchandise (among them undocumented vehicles, food, beverages, used clothing) through more than 5,835 operations nationwide. has been confiscated.