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


2010-04-01
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.