Regulatory News

The Federal Court sentenced four who were arrested in July for smuggling cigarettes in Minas Gerais. In addition to having to serve the prison sentence, they will be required to pay a fine of R$1.37 million (US$410,000), corresponding to the value of taxes on smuggled cigarettes.

Two of the prisoners were carrying a shipment of 550,000 packs produced in Paraguay. With them, a truck that had been stolen in Sao Paulo was also seized. The other two detainees were caught with a cargo of 497,000 packs also produced in Paraguayan factories.

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