10 bags with loose tobacco, 510 boxes of cigarettes in waffle boxes seized in Malko Tarnovo


Some 10,200 pieces (510 boxes) of smuggled cigarettes of eight different brands and 10.293 kilos of loose tobacco have been seized by customs inspectors at the Malko Tarnovo customs checkpoint from a car with Bulgarian registration.
The illegal tobacco and cigarettes were found in boxes for waffles, put in tea bags and coffee packets, which were hidden in secret compartments inside the car and the engine. The car was travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria.
The driver and his companion said he had visited relatives in Turkey and had nothing to declare before the customs. A following check, however, found the illegal tobacco and cigarettes.