Undeclared dental implants, other items for more than BGN 110,000 seized at Sofia Airport


2013-06-24
Customs officers with the customs intelligent and investigation department with Sofia Airport Customs have seized undeclared dental accessories and items. The total amount of the illicit shipment is 1,421 items worth BGN 110,066.
A parcel from North Korea arrived at Sofia Airport, as the delivery was addressed to a company based in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. The shipment consisted of five parcels with the total weight of 75 kilos and was declared at the price of EUR 26.60. A thorough check, however, ascertained that there is serious discrepancy between the information in the documents and the shipment itself. Apart from the missing items the customs officers found out undeclared items such as 220 tooth implants, 540 implant bases, 530 implant superstructures, 20 membrane fixers, 66 tools, 45 kits. The value of the seized items is BGN 110,066.
The investigation revealed that the receiver was aware of the discrepancies in the documents and the shipment but yet filed a customs declaration according to the invoice.
A 37-year-old citizen of Plovdiv was drawn a statement for customs violation.