Bulgaria customs bust smuggled cigarettes at Danube Bridge


2013-12-12

Four Bulgarian nationals were arrested at the Danube Bridge border checkpoint in an attempt to cross the border to Romania wrapped in a total of 891 boxes of cigarettes without excise stamps.
The arrest was done in cooperation between the border police officers and customs officers with the Customs-Ruse.
The detainees are three women and one man, travelling by car with Romanian registration.
During the customs check authorities ascertained that the passengers had wrapped boxes of cigarettes around their bodies. All illicit cigarettes were of the Raquel brand, worth BGN 6,700.