Customs Officers at Malko Tarnovo seized 1500 boxes of cigarettes from the air-conditioning system of a bus


2015-10-01

 

Customs Officers at Malko Tarnovo BCP seized 1500 boxes /30 000  pieces/ of cigarettes without excise stamps  from the air-conditioning system of a bus with Turkish registration, traveling from Turkey through Bulgaria to Romania.  The customs officers selected the vehicle for a detailed customs check. The cigarettes with brands „ASHIMA" and „MM Slims" were found in the duct of the air-conditioning system in the passenger saloon. A stratement for violation of the Law on Customs was issued against the driver of the bus - a Turkish citizen with initials F.T.

This is the second case at Malko Tarnovo BCP of  contraband cigarettes seized from the air-conditioning system of a bus traveling from Turkey to Romania. The cigarette smugglers are trying to apply more different methods and means, say customs officers.

Three attempts for cigarette smuggling were found by customs officers at Malko Tarnovo BCP during detailed customs inspections only the last night.  In one case  were found smuggled cigarettes in a car with a pregnant woman. Were seized a total of 36 000 pieces / 1800 boxes / smuggled cigarettes.