Illegal cigarettes of different brands seized at Kapitan Andreevo, Chernoochene


2011-02-08
A total of 6,780 pieces (339 boxes) of cigarettes have been seized by customs officers on January 26-27 in the frames of joint operations with officers with the Interior Ministry.
Close to the village of Kapitan Andreevo officers with Customs Svilengrad, Regional Police Department-Svilengrad, Border Police Directorate-Novo Selo and Border Police Directorate-Svilengrad stopped a car with registered in Bulgaria's second biggest city of Plovdiv. During the check authorities found 180 boxes of cigarettes without excise stamp in the cavities of car's engine space, as well as in the personal luggage of two women travelling in the car. The cigarettes were of the brands Karelia, Muratti, EVE and Assos.
In another case, authorities searched a commercial outlet in the village of Chernoochene and found 159 boxes of cigarettes without excise stamp. The cigarettes were of the brads Marble, Karelia, Victory, LM, and Walton.