4,669 boxes of cigarettes seized by customs officers in Sofia


2012-06-12

Some 4,669 boxes of cigarettes have been seized by customs officers with the Customs Sofia during a check on the territory of the capital city.
In the frames of a planned operation against illegal cigarettes distribution and sale officers with the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Department with Customs Sofia detained a physical person dealing with illegal trade of tobacco products. During the arrest the detainee was handing cigarettes, which were initially ordered on the phone, to another person.
After a following check at the home of the detainee authorities found 93,380 pieces or 4,699 boxes with cigarettes (LD, Eva Slims, Marilyn) with Serbian or Kosovar excise tamps, or with ‘duty free' stamp.