A quarter million pieces of cigarettes with no tax banderole seized in Rousse


2014-12-01

 

A quarter million pieces of cigarettes with no tax banderole were discovered and seized in Rousse during a cooperative action between officials of "Customs intelligence and investigation" department of Rousse Customs House and State Agency for National Security.

The good was found in a depot for storage and distribution of illegal cigarettes, located in an uninhabitable house in Trakcia neighborhood in Rousse. The property is owned by a Bulgarian citizen, officially residing at another address in the city. The discovered 249 500 pieces of cigarettes are from the brands „Palladium Blue", „Diva Luxurious Slims" and „Marble", all without a Bulgarian excise banderole.

The owing excise tax on the seized cigarettes is in amount of 46 781 BGN.

The owner of the house, in which the illegal good was discovered, was detained for a period of 72 hours. A Pre-trial procedure was initiated.