3,750 boxes of illegal cigarettes seized by customs officers in Svilengrad


2012-04-12

Some 3,750 boxes of illegal cigarettes have been seized by the customs officers in the town of Svilengrad in two separate cases.
Some 698,000 pieces of illegal cigarettes were seized after a check on a car close to the region of the Kapitan Petko Voyvoda border checkpoint. The vehicle was driven by a 34-year-old Bulgarian national travelling from Greece to Bulgaria.
Authorities found a total of 3,490 boxes of Raquel Slims cigarettes.
Meanwhile, during a check at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint customs officers found 260 boxes of cigarettes hidden in a bus travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria.
The cigarettes, Karelia Slims, belonged to the bus driver - a Turkish national.