Contraband cigarettes seized at Strezimirovtsi border checkpoint


2009-09-04
Border policemen and customs officers at Strezimirovtsi border checkpoint prevented an attempt at import of cigarettes. Two years after midnight a Serbian minibus Mercedes tried to cross the Bulgarian border. The border officer checked the minibus and found 13 020 packages of cigarettes in special secret hollows.
The driver - a 48-year-old Serbian was arrested for 24 hours at the border checkpoint and then, after a police measure, he will be detained for 24 hours more.
A pre-trial proceeding has been initiated and the Prosecutor's Office was informed about the case.
According to experts, the cost of the contraband is about BGN 42 000 and the value of the excise is BGN 26 500.