3 bags with contraband cigarettes seized from passenger’s bus at Malko Tarnovo checkpoint


2011-03-14

Some 1,400 boxes (28,000 pieces) of contraband KING cigarettes have been seized by customs officers at the Malko Tarnovo customs checkpoint in a check on a passenger's bus with Bulgarian registration. The bus was travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria, crossing the border at around 00:30 am.
The owner of the cigarettes remained unknown.
The cigarettes were found after a thorough check on passengers' luggage, put in three bags.
Other 50 boxes (1,000 pieces) of cigarettes wrapped around the body of a driver of a car were hidden in another check at the Lesovo customs checkpoint. The smuggler is a 27-year-old Bulgarian national.