Romanian bus with a large amount of contraband in a special compartment has captured on the Danube Bridge border checkpoint


2015-03-04

 

 Inspectors of Ruse Customs House, together with officials of the Territorial Unit "Fighting organized crime", caught a bus carrying a large quantity of shoes, perfumes and cosmetic products of famous brands from Turkey to Romania. Goods were concealed in a secret compartment specially made in place of the fuel tank. The tank was removed and in its place is separated room with walls covered by technical plywood.

The bus was stopped for checking on the route "exit" on the weekends. The inspectors found the stash, full with 426 pairs of shoes and sneakers "NIKE" and "CONVERSE", 583 perfumes and over 400 different types of cosmetic brand products GIORGIO ARMANI, CRISTIAN DIOR, CHANEL, VERSACE, BONJUR and others.

The prosecutor and investigating customs inspector immediately were informed about the case. Expertise assessed the found quantities of 44,000 BGN.

One of the drivers of the bus - Z.K. recognized that commodity is his and he transferred it from Turkey to Romania illegally. Guilty driver Z.K. has concluded an agreement with the prosecution, plead guilty. The penalty is two years imprisonment, suspended with 4-year probationary period. Goods are confiscated.