Customs officers in Lesovo seized 210 boxes of cigarettes hidden in car’s seats


2010-03-15
Customs inspectors in Lesovo found 4,200 pieces of smuggled cigarettes without excise label hidden in the seats of an Opel Astra car with Bulgarian registration. The 210 boxes of cigarettes detained within the customs check-up are of the following brands: "Karelia Slims", „Eva Slims", „Muratti" and „Viktory White", all with a „For duty free sale only" sign.
The cigarettes were hidden in the back seats of the vehicle.
Authorities drew a statement over violation under the Customs Act against a 54-year-old Bulgarian national from the town of Yambol.
This is the second analogical case of cigarette smuggling, hidden in secret compartments in a vehicle with local registration.
Last week, authorities seized 7,780 pieces of smuggled cigarettes at the Lesovo customs checkpoint hidden in a car.