Federal Revenue seizes more than R$ 500 thousand in IPTV Box and pirated products in RJ

Deepak Gupta February 22, 2022
Updated 2022/02/22 at 5:03 AM

Last week, the Federal Revenue Service and the Civil Police led an action to seize contraband and pirated products in the center of the city of Rio de Janeiro. according to information disclosed on the website of the Federal Revenue, the counterfeit goods that were seized arrive in approximately BRL 500 thousand.

Among the main items are counterfeit electronics from famous brands without certifications from the country’s regulatory agencies, such as Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency) and Inmetro (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology).

Goods seized

After performing the operation last Tuesday (15), it was found during the week that among the main goods there were IPTV Box devices, smartwatches, headphones, wireless keyboards, video game controllers, security cameras, thermal cups, cell phone covers and chargers and speakers. The electronics still had stamps forged by the criminals.

The agency claims that the action carried out in Rio de Janeiro is part of the fight against piracy and that operations like this happen regularly throughout the national territory. The main focus of operations is to find products such as TV Box devices, which are easily pirated.

In addition to missions involving pirated products, the Federal Revenue also works to combat drug trafficking in Brazilian cities, mainly on borders with neighboring countries.

“The Federal Revenue prevents the circulation, in national territory, of products potentially harmful to health and the environment, and prohibits the practice of crimes that generate unemployment, tax evasion and unfair competition to the industry and commerce regularly installed.”, he published. the body through its official website.

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Source: IRS

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