The customs officials at Kapitan Andreevo BCP discovered and seized contraband cigarettes in bottles of liquid laundry detergent


2014-11-19

 

Contraband cigarettes, hidden in bottles of liquid laundry detergent, were discovered by the customs officials at Kapitan Andreevo BCP. A "Mercedes Sprinter" van with Bulgarian License Plate and driven by a Bulgarian citizen with four more passengers inside it - two women and and two men, was selected for a detailed customs inspection. The passengers stated that the liquid landry detergent bottles which were discovered inside the van, were bought from a market in Edirne. During the customs check it was ascertained that instead of washing liquid the bottles of liquid laundry detergent were full of cigarettes. 300 packs of cigarettes of the brand "MM slims" were hidden inside the empty bottles. The illegal good belonging to two of the passengers was seized and administrative offence acts were issued against the offenders.

Only for few hours the customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo BCP have seized 1 688 packs of contraband cigarettes, mostly of the brand "MM slims". The tobacco products were discovered by the customs authorities using the method of the "Risk Analysis" during detailed customs inspections. 1208 packs of cigarettes, bought from Turkey, were seized from 12 passengers, because they had overtopped the limit of the allowed quantity which they can import.