8,260 kg of silver worth more than BGN 16,000 seized at Kapitan Andreevo


On August 11, 2011 at around 10:30 p.m. following the risk analysis method customs officers at the Kapitan Andreevo customs checkpoint selected for a check a Mercedes car with Bulgarian registration travelling to Turkey.
There were two Bulgarians in the car, one of whom living in Germany.
During the check, authorities found a hollow space in the left light and in the one of the seats of the car. Customs officers found two packages full of 673 silver items, 58 silver coins and 5.6 kilos of silver casts and material. The total amount of the silver is 8,260 kilos, worth more than BGN 16,000.