Cigarette smuggling case at Bulgaria’s Kulata border checkpoint


Customs and border police officers at Kulata border checkpoint seized on January 5 some 186,000 cigarettes the excise tax on which had not been paid.
The cigarettes were kept in a secret compartment in a vehicle the driver of which was a Romanian national. The vehicle was randomly chosen for a regular check and an x-ray car scanning system was employed in the operation.
The Romanian national was detained.
Pre-trial proceedings have been initiated into the case.