484 ancient coins seized at Kalotina customs checkpoint


2011-03-07

Customs officers at Kalotina checkpoint foiled an attempt of smuggling of a total of 484 ancient coins, the press office of the National Customs Agency announced.
In the frames of a check on a passenger's bus, travelling on a regular run from Bulgaria to Germany, authorities found a small black bag, weighting more than 3 kilos, hidden behind two bus seats. The bag contained a total of 486 items - 484 coins made of unknown material and 2 rings.
According to initial information, the items are movable monuments of culture. An expert's analysis is yet to judge their value and cost.