Surveillance drones used to spot tax cheats


Tax authorities in Greece have used drones to catch people avoiding tax for the first time.

The Santorini authorities say they have started to use drones to spot violations in which tourists would get boat tours of the island’s volcanic crater without receiving a receipt.

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue said that last week, a one-day operation looked at nine tour boats, finding a number of violations.

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According to the Associated Press, a follow-up found violations for the activity over one day totalled over £20,000.

The news agency followed up the findings with a request for more information, but an authority official refused to comment.

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