3 bags with contraband cigarettes seized from passenger’s bus at Malko Tarnovo checkpoint


Some 1,400 boxes (28,000 pieces) of contraband KING cigarettes have been seized by customs officers at the Malko Tarnovo customs checkpoint in a check on a passenger's bus with Bulgarian registration. The bus was travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria, crossing the border at around 00:30 am.
The owner of the cigarettes remained unknown.
The cigarettes were found after a thorough check on passengers' luggage, put in three bags.
Other 50 boxes (1,000 pieces) of cigarettes wrapped around the body of a driver of a car were hidden in another check at the Lesovo customs checkpoint. The smuggler is a 27-year-old Bulgarian national.