Customs officials at Lesovo, Malko Tarnovo checkpoints seize 9,080 pieces of smuggled cigarettes


2011-02-08

Officers at Lesovo and Malko Tarnovo border checkpoints have seized 9080 pieces (454 boxes) of smuggled cigarettes in checks carried pout in the last day, the National Customs Agency announced. Four attempts for illegal import of cigarettes from Turkey without excise labels of different brands have been crossed. Three of the offenders are Bulgarian citizens who have travelled with cars through Lesovo checkpoint. The cigarettes, total of 6880 pieces were found at various locations in secret compartments in the cars. 2,200 pieces of smuggled cigarettes were seized in the fourth case when customs officers at Malko Tarnovo checkpoint inspected a tourist bus with Turkish license plate.