Spirit Bottles Seized at French Ports in One Month

In the French port cities of Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Custom officers seized 82,000 liters of illegal spirits from bootleggers in August 2011. The number of seized bottles in the one month was equal to three months seizures in 2010. The potential lost tax revenue wold have been about $1.4 Million (1 Million Euros).

The alcohol was being smuggled to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Source: “France-UK alcohol smuggling surges,” Connextion, August 24, 2011.