23 cartons of cigarettes seized from international bus


2010-10-28

Customs inspectors from the Malko Tarnovo customs checkpoint found and confiscated some 4,600 pieces (230 boxes) of cigarettes without excise stamp in an international bus. The smuggled cigarettes are of the brand Ashima.
The Mercedes bus entered the territory of the country from Turkey at around 20:30 local time and was selected for a thorough check-up, during which customs inspectors found 23 cartons of cigarettes.
A statement over customs violation has been drawn against unknown perpetrator because neither the driver of the bus nor the passengers confessed the cigarettes were theirs.