Illegal shipment of plastic waste hampered by Customs Svilengrad


2010-09-27
Officers with Customs Svilengrad hampered illegal plastic waste smuggling. A heavy-freight TIR truck was detected close to the Kapitan Petko Voykoda border checkpoint. It was transporting 63 packs or more than 12.5 tons of plastic waste. During the check authorities ascertained that the vehicle with Romanian registration was travelling from Greece to Romania and that it lacks the required trade, transport and notification documents required for cross-border movement of waste under regulation EC 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and Council dated June 24, 2006.
The case has been referred to the authorities in charge.
Such offence is sanctioned with BGN 5,000 - 25,000 for physical persons and BGN 10,000 - BGN 50,000 for juridical persons and sole traders.