Customs officers at Kulata seize mini-bus with 42 master-boxes of illegal cigarettes


2011-02-21
Customs officers have seized a mini-bus transporting 42 master-boxes of cigarettes at Kulata checkpoint at around 11 p.m. last night. The driver tried to take advantage of the busy and hampered traffic at the border.
Late on February 7, customs inspectors stopped a mini-bus for a check. The vehicle was with Moldovan registration, travelling from Greece to Moldova.
The driver declared a shipment of tangerines but the customs inspectors got suspicious because the fruits were not transported in a refrigerator truck.
After an x-ray scan, authorities detected that the shipment is different and found 42 master-boxes of Gold Classic cigarettes.