Customs officers discovered and seized smuggled Greek wine at Kapitan Petko Voivoda BCP


2015-07-01

 

2180 bottles of smuggled Greek wine were seized at Kapitan Petko Voivoda BCP by the officers of the mobile customs teams to Central Customs Directorate. The illegal good was discovered in a truck with Greek License Plates, travelling from Greece to Russia, through Bulgaria. Officially (according to the declaration form/s), the truck was conveying cosmetic products. Nonetheless, the vehicle was inspected by the customs officers. During the search, under the cargo compartment of the truck, in boxes for tools, the customs authorities found 250 cases, containing a total of 2180 bottles of smuggled white and red Greek wine.

The violator will be drawn up an Administrative Offence Act in compliance of the Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act. A fine in the amount of BGN 2000 will be imposed upon his name.

The seizure comes just a few days after the chairman of the Crimean Bureau of Grapes and Wine asked the Russian Government to introduce a ban on imports of wines from Europe to Russia.