17,460 pieces of cigarettes, a rifle seized at Kalotina checkpoint


2011-01-18

Customs officers at the Kalotina checkpoint have seized around 88 cartons of illegal cigarettes and a rifle in an international train in four separate cases registered over the last two days.
Early in the morning of January 11, customs officers checked an international train No 239travelling from Serbia to Bulgaria and found 590 boxes of cigarettes of the brands Viceroy, Eva Slims, LD and Classic. They were hidden in the cavities of the roof of the train. In another carriage, customs officers found two plastic bags with a butt-stock and a barrel without a trademark and serial number.
Two days earlier (on January 9), in the same train customs officers found other 233 boxes of smuggled cigarettes, while on the next day, other 50 boxes of the same brands of cigarettes were found and confiscated form another train travelling on the same route.