Russian national arrested at Varna Airport for smuggling EUR 16,500


2011-05-05

Customs officers at Varna Airport foiled a foreign currency smuggling attempt.
On May 3, a citizen of the Russian Federation, with initials V.V.T., tried to illegally import some EUR 16,500 at Varna Airport. The man arrived with a flight from Moscow and did not pay attention to the customs information translated into Russian at the terminal and passed through the so-called green corridor. The Russian citizen said he did not carry a sum exceeding EUR 10,000 to be declared before the customs authorities. During the check, however, customs officers found EUR 16,500, which lacked a customs declaration from Russia.