Contraband sports goods from Turkey, worth BGN 300,000, seized at Lesovo border checkpoint


2009-06-10

Customs inspectors at Lesovo border checkpoint hampered an attempt to smuggle sports clothes and items from Turkey. The inspectors seized a total of 21,618 men, women, and children's sports trousers, t-shirts, shoes, jackets, sports outfit and others. The shipment was aimed for the internal market and is estimated at around BGN 300,000.
The contraband goods were found in the frames of a joint check-up executed by customs and border police officers on a heavy-freight TIR truck with Turkish registration, which was travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria.
Authorities drew a statement over violation under the Customs Act.
Part of the confiscated goods bears the stamps of popular world trademarks. The official holders of the rights have been alarmed on the case.