Customs officers at Malko Tarnovo and Lesovo seize smuggled tobacco and cigarettes from Turkey

Customs officers at Malko Tarnovo and Lesovo border checkpoints seized 18.100 kilograms of contraband tobacco and 2400 pieces of cigarettes without excise labels. The bulk tobacco is seized during a detailed check of a car with Turkish license plate entering the country from Turkey through Malko Tarnovo crossing. Contraband tobacco is found in the trunk of a car between personal belongings. The 45-year-old Bulgarian driver has been drawn a statement under the Customs Act.
Customs officers at Lesovo border checkpoint seized by Lesovo 2 400 pieces of cigarettes / 120 boxes / without excise labels branded "Victory White", "Eva Slims" and "Assos Slims". The smuggled cigarettes were found in a special secret compartment of a Volkswagen Passat car. The car with Bulgarian registration was entering the country from Turkey.