Spring-beds, stuffed with cigarettes, seized at Kulata checkpoint


2010-11-23
Customs officers found and confiscated around 400,000 master-boxes of cigarettes during a check-up on a freight truck. The illegal tobacco products were hidden stuffed in spring-beds.
A truck with trailer arrived at Kulata border checkpoint at around 8 a.m. on November 19. The vehicle is registered in Sofia and was travelling from Greece to Bulgaria.
According to the papers the truck was transporting spring-beds.
During a thorough check-up, however, authorities detected that the spring-beds are full of boxes of cigarettes of the Walton brand.
The x-ray scanning registered around 400 master-boxes of illegal cigarettes. Work on the case continues.