Over 30 tons of illegal alcohol was discovered and seized from a warehouse in Sofia by officials of National Customs Agency and State Agency for National Security


2014-12-17

On December 16th 2014 officials of National Customs Agency and State Agency for National Security conducted a cooperative operation to detect and stop illegal production of alcohol, meant to be commercially available during the holidays.

As a result of implemented on a territory of Sofia investigative actions, a warehouse for storage of big quantities of illegal ethyl alcohol of unknown origin.

30 680 liters of 96, 04 % vol. ethyl spirit was seized.

Plastic 5 liter bottles were also discovered in the warehouse. Some of them had been already filled with ethyl spirit.

A one-ton tank containing 500 liters of illegal marine fuel of unknown origin was also discovered during the operation.

It has been ascertained that three men, Bulgarian citizens, were participating in this illegal activity.

A damage from unpaid excise duties to the government budget in the amount of 326 000 BGN has been prevented.

According to the law, the sanction will be in the double amount of the excise duty.

Sofia City Prosecutor`s Office will be acquainted with the details of the case.