A smuggled tobacco was found and seized at Danube Bridge Checkpoint



A smuggled tobacco, hidden under fertilizer bags, found and seized customs officials of Ruse Customs House, and authorities of State Agency for National Security at Danube Bridge Checkpoint. Within this cooperative action, a Ford Transit Van with a Bulgarian License Plate, travelling from Bulgaria to Romania and driven by a Bulgarian citizen, was selected for a customs check. Officially the freight vehicle conveyed biohumus.

But during the inspection, under the fertilizer bags were found also 20 pressed bags of cutted tobacco. The total quantity of the tobacco is 320 kg and the owing excise tax is in the amount of 48 640 BGN.

The illegal excise good was seized and an administrative offence act was issued against the driver.