excise fraud

22/2021 Excise fraud - investigation

05 October 2021 to 08 October 2021

The aim of the activity is to enhance the fight against excise fraud by improving the knowledge on the existing patterns in excise fraud in general, by exchanging good practices of excise investigations and by facilitating the use of financial investigative techniques in excise cases. The course aims to discuss all forms of excise fraud while paying particular attention to cigarette smuggling.

Webinar 19/2021: Alcohol fraud

01 July 2021

Alcohol smuggling is carried out in various ways in the European Union. Straight smuggling under false papers or hidden in cover loads still occurs however Organised Crime Groups that infiltrate the bonded warehouse system use more sophisticated and less detectable methods. The relevant EU trade system driven by the use of Excise Movement Control System (EMCS) is designed to facilitate trade and not to identify the signs of illicit trade.


Webinar 19/2020: Illegal trade of cigarettes

16 December 2020

The overall objective of this webinar is to demonstrate case studies on cigarette crime to share good practice on excise fraud related EU cooperation. The contributing experts from Europol and Romania will demonstrate current operational working methods describing collection and analysis of intelligence, covert and open investigative steps and asset recovery measures. Special attention will be paid on the added value of “SMOKE Analysis Project” the dedicated team in Europol serving as a main intelligence hub in the EU on excise fraud.




Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032