29kg of smuggled silver plates seized at Malko Tarnovo checkpoint


2012-10-04
Large amount of electronic components and plates with silver content were seized by the customs officers at the Malko Tarnovo customs checkpoint, foiling an attempt of illegal export to Turkey.
The illegal shipment was found during a thorough customs check on a car with Romanian registration, which crossed the Bulgarian border checkpoint at around 20:15 last night. The driver and his companion said they were travelling to Turkey as tourists and did not transport any goods or currency that needed to be declared before the customs.
However, during the routine check customs officers found a hidden compartment under the spare tyre, which was full of a total of 29 kilos of different parts of electronic components and plates with silver content.
The driver was drawn a statement for customs violation. He is a Romanian national, aged 39.