Ministry to appeal over hashish tax break

The finance ministry is to appeal against an Arnhem Court ruling in which judges said a convicted hashish smuggler could deduct the cost of his ‘goods’ from tax – a total of €1.5m, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

The man was convicted only of smuggling, not of trading in drugs – a loophole which allowed him to offset the price of the drugs against tax, the Telegraaf reported.

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