Contraband cigarettes seized by customs and border authorities at Kapitan Petko Voivoda BCP


2014-11-17

 

An attempt for smuggling contraband cigarettes through Kapitan Petko Voivoda BCP was stopped during a cooperative inspection conducted by officials of Svilengrad Customs House and Border Police officers. The illegal good was discovered in a "Ford Mondeo" car with Turkish License Plate. The vehicle was entering the country from Greece and was driven by a Turkish citizen. There were four more passengers traveling in the car - two women of Turkish origin with German Citizenship and two kids.

They have chosen the devious route through Greece trying to avoid the customs control at BCP Kapitan Andreevo.

The vehicle was selected for a customs inspection, during which behind the backseat of the car was discovered a stash with 1000 packs of cigarettes inside it.

The cigarettes are with no tax banderole from the brands „Victory Exclusive" and „MM slims".

The illegal good was seized. A Pre-trial procedure, which is 132-nd from Svilengrad Customs House, was initiated.