Erfurt (dpa/th) - When checking several shisha bars and a shisha shop in the Erfurt area, customs found, among other things, 40 kilograms of untaxed water pipe tobacco. In addition, 170 untaxed disposable liquid cigarettes were seized, the main customs office in Erfurt announced on Monday. The resulting tax damage is around 1900 euros. The finds were hidden in an old stove, among other places.
About 20 customs employees were involved in the control last Wednesday. In doing so, they also found indications of violations of the minimum wage and the obligation to record working hours, customs said. Nine people were not registered with social security. Three administrative offense procedures and one criminal procedure were initiated.