1,500 kg of hookah tobacco seized at Sofia Airport


2012-03-05
Some 1,500 kilos of hookah tobacco have been seized by customs officers with the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Unit at the Sofia Airport Customs. The shipment arrived from the UAE and was declared as scented sticks. Analyses at the customs' laboratory ascertained that the seized product is tobacco for hookah use.
The smugglers tried to avoid paying excise duty of a total of BGN 277,710.12.
A statement of customs violation was drawn on a 24-year-old Bulgarian national from the town of Burgas.