Already checked company tries to replace 6244 bottles with smuggled ones


2010-02-16

Officials of customs mobile group and Customs Office - Svishtov have found 6244 bottles of alcohol with false excise labels in warehouse in the town of Lukovit. During a check of the same warehouse at the end of last week, the Customs Mobile Group found 1210 bottles of spirits covered with expired excise labels. In this regard, at the order of the Director of the Customs Agency a full revision of the warehouse for wholesale trade in alcohol and tobacco has been carried out. After the check customs officials found 6244 bottles of alcohol with false excise labels. Due to the late hour of the check the bottles of alcohol were removed for storage in a warehouse provided by the company owner. The warehouse has been sealed off and guarded by police officers from the Police Department - Lukovit until transportation of the seized to the Customs warehouse.
Later in the night the lock of the warehouse has been broken and the premise was opened. The goal was replacement of the bottles with false excise labels with regular bottles. Thanks to police officers from Lukovit Police Department the attempt was neutralized.