980 master-cases of smuggled cigarettes seized in a container detained last night


2011-06-27

9,800,000 pieces of cigarettes without excise stamp have been seized in a container travelling by railway transport and shipping tobacco products. The carrier was selected for a check by the customs officers when entering Bulgaria from Greece though the Kulata checkpoint. There was some discrepancy in the documents, which raised suspicion among customs officers. According to the invoice the container was transporting pearlite, while according to the bill of lading - yarn.