Smuggled cigarettes, transported by ferry, were discovered by customs officials in Varna



The customs officials of Varna Customs House prevented an attempt to smuggle cigarettes while inspecting vehicles which arrived in Bulgaria by ferryboat. During the inspection, 647 240 pieces of cigarettes, bearing Ukrainian banderole, were discovered in secret places of the cars. The owed excise duty for the cigarettes is estimated at over BGN 100 000 and the owed VAT rate is BGN 50 000.

Two Pre-trial procedures were initiated by investigating customs inspectors of Varna Customs House. The District Prosecutor`s Office - Varna has been informed about the case.