Customs officers seized illegal cigarettes, hidden in construction materials


2010-11-05

Smuggled cigarettes hidden in construction materials have been found at Kulata border checkpoint.
Mobile Customs Group and customs officers of Southwest Customs Office stopped a truck travelling on the route Greece - Romania for a check-up. According to the documents presented the truck was supposed to be loaded with construction materials. The vehicle was with Romanian registration and was driven by two Romanian nationals. It was selected for a thorough check-up and was redirected to a special hall in the area of Kulata crossing. When scanning the truck the customs officers found boxes with smuggled cigarettes, hidden among the construction materials. According to preliminary estimations the cigarettes found run to around 500 master-cases.