TIR truck with illegal cigarettes seized at Kulata border checkpoint


2010-09-27

Customs authorities at Kulata border checkpoint seized the latest heavy-freight TIR truck smuggling cigarettes. According to initial data the truck was loaded with around 650-700 masterboxes.
During the night a truck with Polish registration arrived at the Kulata border checkpoint, driven by a Russian national living in Poland. According to the documents the TIR truck was supposed to transport 33 pallets or more than 14 tons of eggplants shipped from Greece to Poland through Bulgaria.
Customs officers got suspicious about the shipment and scanned the vehicle. It was ascertain that the refrigerator truck is loaded with two types of goods. The truck was opened and authorities found the illegal cigarettes (LM).
Work on the case continues.