Around 100 different brands of cigarettes found in illegal warehouse


2010-01-21

Customs officers with the mobile groups seized a depot for illegal cigarettes in the frames of a check-up on a residential building in the coastal town of Varna.
The cigarettes were found in the basement of the building, which has been given on rent.
The customs officers found around 100 different brands of cigarettes without the required excise label. Some 60 cigarillos without excise label and other 100 cigarillos - with an expired excise label.
Some of the brands include Raquel, Red eagle, different types of Victory, Karelia, Parliament and many others.
The confiscated cigarettes are worth more than BGN 20,000.
Other 264 boxes of cigarettes have been seized in the town of Pleven, in an operation realized in cooperation with the District Interior Ministry Directorate, after a check-up on a car. Some of the cigarettes lack excise label, others have a ‘duty free' stamp, while the rest are with expired excise label.