Revenue Intelligence Unveils Massive Smuggling of Cosmetics

The Revenue Intelligence (RI), anti-revenue and economic fraud organisation, says it has intelligence that some importers doing business in Togo, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, are smuggling in goods mostly cosmetics, thus invading tax.

This followed the complaints of some traders, who use the legitimate means to bring in the goods to the country but noticed that they cannot sell their products at the expected prices because the smugglers flood the market with the same merchandise and sell them at cheap prices.