The customs officials at Kulata BCP seized 4, 5 million pieces of smuggled cigarettes


2015-03-07

 

The customs officials at Kulata BCP seized 4, 5 million pieces of smuggled cigarettes. The illegal good was discovered in a truck with Bulgarian License Plates, entered the country from Greece. According to the documents, submitted by the driver, the vehicle was conveying auto parts from Spain to Romania. During the initiated detailed customs X-Ray inspection, it was ascertained that instead of the declared auto parts, the truck was loaded with smuggled cigarettes of the „American Legend" brand, all without banderole. 4, 5 million is the number of the discovered and seized from the vehicle pieces of smuggled cigarettes. This is the biggest cigarette seizure for the last years. As per court valuation rates, the seized amount of cigarettes is estimated at BGN 1 687 500.

The case was given to a customs inspector.

A Pre-trial procedure was initiated.