Around 5kg of gold found under car battery seized at Malko Tarnovo customs checkpoint


2011-08-18

Malko Tarnovo. Customs inspectors at the Malko Tarnovo customs checkpoint seized six packages of smuggled gold ingots and items, at the total weight of 4.732 kilos, hidden in a secret compartment in a Mercedes car with Bulgarian registrations during a joint operation carried out with border police officers, the press office of the National Customs Agency (NCA) announced.
The car arrived at the customs checkpoint at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, travelling from Bulgaria to Turkey, driven by a 37-year-old Bulgarian from the city of Burgas. The driver had letter of authorisation from the owner of the car to use the vehicle.
During a thorough check, customs inspectors found the smuggled gold hidden under car's battery.