Customs officers seized illegal cigarettes in Ruse


2011-01-10

Customs officers in the area of Danube Bridge checkpoint seized total of 13 700 boxes or 274,000 pieces of smuggled cigarettes in two separate cases, press office of the National Customs Agency announced. Five cardboard boxes of different shapes were found on a bus carrying passengers and luggage from Greece to Romania. Cartons of tobacco were hidden in natural ways cavities of the bus, which was driven by a Romanian driver.
In another case, customs officials seized 170 000 cigarettes when checking a Jeep Cherokee moving from Bulgaria to Romania. The Jeep was with Bulgarian license plate, but driven by a Romanian citizen with initials P.N.