TALLINN - The Estonian Tax and Customs Board this year has detected a total of 17,600 liters of illegal alcohol, half of which was mash.
The Tax and Customs Board in the first seven months of this year has detected illegal alcohol on 22 occasions, while the authorities have caught a total of 17,600 liters of illegal alcohol, spokespeople for the Tax and Customs Board said. Most of the alcohol has been mash and moonshine, with 9,400 liters and 6,400 liters detected, respectively.
In February customs officials in Harju County found 1,036 liters of liquid smelling like spirit, which had been packaged in one liter plastic bottles. The bottles had the label "XP-10" on them.
In April approximately 6,000 liters of moonshine and 9,000 liters of mash was detected in East-Viru Country and in May approximately 470 liters of liquid smelling like spirit was found in a person's garage in East-Viru County.