730 000 pieces of contraband cigarettes, 24 000 counterfeit clothes and 75 000 BGN were seized during an operation of the mobile customs teams at the three Bulgaria-Turkey border crossing points



730 000 pieces of contraband cigarettes, tobacco and 24 000 textile products, infringing Intellectual Property Rights, were seized by the mobile customs teams of "Customs intelligence and investigation" department during a special operation at the three Bulgaria-Turkey border crossing points - Kapitan Andreevo, Lesovo and Malko Turnovo BCP`s. Owing to the detailed inspections over 75 000 BGN in dollars (USD) and euro (EUR), gold and 2, 5 kg silver jewelry, skimming and PIN capturing devices were also discovered.

700 000 of the whole amount of 730 000 seized pieces of contraband cigarettes were detected by the customs officials at Kapitan Andreevo BCP during cooperative actions together with the officers of Svilengrad Customs House.

Most of the counterfeit clothes and shoes were discovered by the customs mobile teams during customs inspections at Lesovo BCP.

The goods were detected and seized after using the method of the "Risk Analysis". Pre-trial procedures were initiated.