A cigarette smuggling case in Bulgaria’s Varna


2014-01-05
Some 14 million cigarettes the excise tax on which had not been paid were seized on December 30 at Varna West Port. Lachezar Lazarov, head of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate, announced the news.
In his words, a check was performed on a ship coming in from Turkey and sailing under the flag of Antigua and Barbuda.
5 containers were selected to be inspected out of a total of 270 which the ship unloaded.
One of the containers was loaded onto the ship in the United Arab Emirates and a Bulgarian company was to receive it.
The authorities found in it some 14 million cigarettes the excise tax on which had not been paid behind spare parts for agricultural vehicles.