Golden items, smuggled car parts seized from Ukrainian truck at Bulgarian border


2012-03-29

Some 2,069 smuggled car parts and 238 pieces of jewellery were seized by customs officers at the Lesovo customs checkpoint after a check on a freight TIR truck with foreign registration.
The truck was with a semi-trailer and was travelling from Turkey to Ukraine through Bulgaria.
During a thorough check with x-ray equipment customs officers detected objects with higher than the declared thickness. It turned out that these were car parts.
Apart from the car parts for different brands of vehicles, authorities found many rings, earrings, necklaces and other jewellery at the total weight of 1.200 kilos.
The driver, an Ukrainian national, was arrested.