Customs officers seize 400 boxes of cigarettes at TIR parking lot


2013-07-08

 Customs and police officers seized nearly 400 boxes of cigarettes during a check at a parking lot aimed for heavy-freight TIR trucks on the Ruse-Veliko Tarnovo road.
Some 376 boxes of cigarettes without excise stamps were seized by the officers with Customs Svishtov and Regional Police Department-Polski Tranbesh.
The illegal tobacco products were found in the cabin of a truck with Turkish registration. The cigarettes were of the LM Red Label 100s brand. The illegal shipment belonged to the driver, who was arrested.
In following checks on other freight vehicles authorities found other 16 boxes of LM and Parliament cigarettes, all without excise stamps.