National Day to Combat Smuggling has acts of protest


The National Day to Combat Smuggling had protests, demanding more government action.

In Brasília, in the rain, the protesters walked through the Esplanada dos Ministérios towards the Praça dos Três Poderes.

The group concentrated in front of the Planalto Palace. There was also a protest in São Paulo, in front of the Palácio dos Bandeirantes. The Brazilian Association to Combat Counterfeiting destroyed packages of smuggled cigarettes.

In Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, where last year the seizures reached more than R $ 350 million, smuggled goods were destroyed in the Federal Revenue yard.

The deposits in Ponta Porã, in Mato Grosso do Sul, are full of seizures. In cigarettes alone, there are more than R $ 20 million.

Source: Jornal Nacional, 3/03 edition

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