Bulgaria’s customs seize tobacco hidden in detergent thanks to x-ray check


2013-01-09
Bulgarian customs officers foiled the latest attempt of tobacco smuggling at the Kapitan Andreevo customs checkpoint.
At around 9 p.m. on Tuesday a VW car arrived at the checkpoint. Following the risk analysis method the customs inspectors selected the vehicle for an x-ray check, which detected that 4 kilos of tobacco were hidden in a laundry detergent package in the personal luggage of one of the passengers in the car. In addition, some 800 pieces of cigarettes were found hidden inside the loudspeakers of the car.
The violator, a 41-year-old man from Bulgaria's second biggest city of Plovdiv, was imposed a fine.
Later on on the same day customs officers carried out a check on a passenger's bus travelling on a regular run from Turkey to Bulgaria and found 280 boxes of cigarettes without excise stamps and 589 toilet waters and perfumes with the logos of world popular brands.