Customs officers in the region of Svishtov and Gabrovo seize 25 000 pieces of cigarettes


2010-04-16

Customs officers in Svishtov and Gabrovo seized 1231 boxes (24 621 pieces) of cigarettes and over 20 kg of bulk tobacco in three different checks.
Customs officers at Gabrovo Customs Bureau seized 1066 boxes of cigarettes during a check on the territory of Gabrovo municipality. Cigarettes had been transported in a car owned by an individual, and are captioned DUTY FREE.
In another case, officers of Svishtov Customs found 103 boxes of cigarettes, again carried in a passenger car. Cigarettes were without excise label or with foreign excise labels.
In other checks Svishtov Customs officials found 62 boxes of cigarettes without excise label and 21 kg. bulk smoking tobacco offered for sale in violation of excise rules.
Seized smuggled cigarettes are branded VICTORY, MERILYN, RAQUEL, KING, VIVA, MARLBORO, MURATI, PARLAMENT, EVE SLIMS, VACEROY, SLIMS RAQUEL.