Border police and customs officers discovered 910,000 contraband cigarettes at Kulata border checkpoint


2014-04-08
 

Border police and customs officers discovered a huge amount of contraband cigarettes at Kulata border checkpoint. Border policemen were selected for further verification Russian bus enters Bulgaria. Customs officers checked the bus with X-rays. Upon inspection it became clear that the ceiling of the bus has a secret compartment. In the stash were hidden 910 000 contraband cigarettes. Cigarettes ("777" and "Gold Mount Super Slims Silver") were without excise labels. The excise duty on cigarettes is BGN 170,379. The bus driver and one passenger were arrested. District Prosecutor's Office of Petrich was notified. Work on the case continues.