Minster: 60 pct of pawn shops, gold traders violating law

Inspections on pawn shops and gold traders across the country revealed that 60 percent are either operating without a license, violating tax laws or both, Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis told Parliament on Tuesday in response to a question by socialist PASOK MP Pyrros Dimas.

A total of 292 inspections carried out recently by officials of the Financial Crimes Unit (SDOE) have revealed 1,800 violations.