Shipment of over 11 million pieces of illegal cigarettes seized


2010-12-20

Truck loaded with illegal cigarettes was detained by customs staff in the region of Kapitan Petko Voyvoda border checkpoint. Yesterday afternoon employees of Svilengrad Customs Office selected for inspection a truck carrying 12 tons of spare automobile parts for Germany. The TIR truck traveled to Western Europe transit from Turkey via Greece and Bulgaria.
In a check customs officers found that instead of 21 pallets of spare parts there were cardboard boxes of cigarettes. 1113 master boxes or more than 11 million pieces of illegal cigarettes were found.
Carrier is a Bulgarian company, the driver is also a Bulgarian citizen.