Customs officers seized 2 600 boxes of cigarettes in a car


2014-05-23

 

Customs officers at Malko Turnovo checkpoint seized 52 000 pieces /2 600 boxes/ of cigarettes without excise stamps from an automobile Romanian registration.

The cigarettes were found in more than 10 stashes in the car. A statement for violation of the Law on Customs was issued against the driver of the automobile - A.F a Romanian citizen.  
Sixteen other attempts for cigarettes smuggling in stashes were prevented by customs officers at Lessovo and Malko Turnovo with the increasing  of the 
traffic from the beginning of the month. Five of those attempts were prevented by 
signals from the Border Police. 128 480 pieces /6 325 boxes/ of cigarettes without excise  stamps were seized. 12 of the offenders are Bulgarian 
citizens and 4 are from other countries.