Customs officers detain car driving over smuggled cigarettes


2012-07-15
Customs officers at Kalotina checkpoint detained a vehicle, which was driving over smuggling cigarettes.
For yet another time smugglers use a risky hidden compartment in the moving tyre of the car.
The driver and his mother, who was accompanying him, said they had no cigarettes in the car. However, a thorough check discovered 99 boxes of cigarettes with Serbian excise stamp hidden in the left back tire of the car. The mother of the driver said the cigarettes belonged to her. She was drawn a statement for customs violation.