A depot for storage of smuggled cigarettes was detected in Ruse


2014-09-18

 

A depot with big quantities of illegal cigarettes was detected in Ruse after common operative investigation actions of officials of "Customs intelligence and investigation" department of Ruse Customs House and authorities of State Agency for National Security, and under the supervision of the District Prosecutor`s Office - Ruse. During investigation actions in a garage in the downtown area of Ruse were found and seized 340 000 peaces of cigarettes of the brands "Diva" and "Palladium", as well as empty cigarettes` cases. The packages were marked with a "Duty free" label. There are no registrated selling prices of these brands in Bulgaria.

The prevented damage for the government budget from unpaid excise tax is in amount of 63 665 BGN.

A pretrial procedure, managed by customs investigating inspector under the supervision of the District Prosecutor`s Office-Ruse, was initiated on the case.