Font Size: A A A
Go to:
×
Voyage Search
General Shipping Search
Please select a port in Israel
Please select a port overseas
Exports from Israel
Imports to Israel
Tools & Calculators
Currencies
Update date: 24.05.2019
Currency Rate % Change
USD 3.615 +0.111
EUR 4.0261 -0.154
GBP 4.5717 +0.007
100 JPY 3.2848 +0.471
Currency calculator
Calculators
length area vol. weight
cm
m
km
inch
foot
yard
mile
Clear
square cm
square m
square km
square inch
square yard
square mile
Clear
cc
litre
cubic m
cubic inch
cubic yard
gallon
Clear
kg
short ton
long ton
lb
oz
Clear
Volume Weight Calculator
Ports' Workplan

Israeli customs authority and police bust Ashdod Port smuggling ring

The suspicion is of customs and money laundering offenses amounting to tens of millions of Israeli Shekels
08.03.15 / 10:50
Israeli customs authority and police bust Ashdod Port smuggling ring
08.03.15
Israeli customs authority and police bust Ashdod Port smuggling ring

In an early morning raid, more than 200 Tax Authority investigators and Israel Police Lahav 433 unit officers swooped down on a bonded warehouse near Ashdod port and arrested 17 people throughout the city suspected of embezzling millions of shekels in an import tax evasion scheme.

 

The suspicion is of customs and money laundering offenses amounting to tens of millions of shekels using a chain of international companies to camouflage the offenses.

 

Those detained are suspected of cooperating for years in smuggling and understating the price of alcoholic beverages, thereby stealing over thirty million shekels (US$7.5 million) from the state, and also laundering millions of shekels.

 

During the bust, detectives seized computers, documents, merchandise and bank account details.

 

The cell is suspected of committing several counts of fraud and customs offenses.

 

According to the Israel Police and the Israel Tax Authority, their units have been operating covertly for some time at the bonded warehouses at Ashdod Port, using advanced technology, and investigations have been taking place in Europe as well, through international cooperation between enforcement agencies.

 

×