Kobra targets tobacco and alcohol tax evasion

The Czech police unit Kobra, which specializes in financial and tax fraud, has been carrying out raids around the country targeting the sale of unlicensed tobacco products. Several people were reportedly arrested in the course of Tuesday morning. According to the daily Hospodářské noviny, the operation code-named River is also targeted at alcohol tax evasion. The special unit was set up in July of this year by the Czech Finance Ministry and includes experts from the tax and customs administration and the police.

Author: Ruth Fraňková