Customs and police officers seized 600,000 contraband cigarettes



After preliminary investigation, police and customs officers stopped a cargo van registered in Gabrovo. The bus was traveling from Tryavna to Veliko Tarnovo. In the van, behind PVC- bottles, customs officials discovered 30,000 cases (600,000 pieces) of cigarettes, "Diva" and "Paladium brands, without excise stamps and with labels "Duty free". Excise duty on cigarettes is 225 000 BGN.
Cigarettes and vans were hold. The prosecution is notified. Pre-trial proceedings .