10,420 pieces of cigarettes seized at Kalotina customs checkpoint


2010-11-05

Customs officers at Kalotina customs checkpoint seized 10,420 pieces (521 boxes) of cigarettes. During a routine check-up on a Ford Galaxy car authorities found 238 boxes of Viceroy cigarettes with Serbian excise stamp. The illegal cigarettes were hidden in secret compartments of the vehicle, as well as in the personal luggage of the driver.
On September 31, in two separate check-ups customs officers found 132 boxes of LM and Viceroy cigarettes. Three statements of violation have been drawn against Bulgarian citizens.
During the check on No 491 train travelling from Serbia to Bulgaria authorities found 151 boxes of Trocadero Slims, Monus and Imperial Classic cigarettes, hidden in the fabric cavities of the train.