Man wrapped in 4kg of gold detained at Kalotina checkpoint


2011-03-22

Customs officers at Kalotina checkpoint seized 4.140 kilos of gold, wrapped around the body of a man.
On Sunday, customs officers carried out a routine check on a passenger's bus travelling on a regular run from/to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey. A customs inspector noticed that one of the passengers seems very nervous and called for a thorough check, which revealed that there are several packages full of golden items wrapped around his body and put inside his shoes.
The smuggler is a 54-year-old Serbian national.
A couple of hours earlier, customs officers at Kalotina seized 2 loaves of bread stuck with a total of 20 boxes of cigarettes.