179 boxes of cigarettes seized at Kalotina


2010-10-11
Customs officers seized 179 boxes of cigarettes or some 3,580 pieces of illegal cigarettes at the Kalotina border checkpoint in two separate cases.
During a thorough customs check-up on a Mercedes 190 car, registered in the city of Pernik, customs officers found 69 boxes of Monus cigarettes with Serbian excise stamp, hidden in the front seats of the car. A Bulgarian national with initials M.M. has been drawn a statement for customs violation.
In another check-up on the No 491 international train travelling from Serbia to Belgrade, customs officers found 110 boxes of Viceroy and Pall Mall Super Slims cigarettes, which were hidden in the hollow space of the ceiling in the corridor and in the lavatory.