A mobile customs team revealed a tobacco-processing industrial unit in Stolipinovo



Officials of a mobile customs team revealed an industrial unit for illegal tobacco processing in Stolipinovo - a neighborhood in Plovdiv. The illegal tobacco production was being executed in a special equipped building. The first floor of the industrial unit was the place where the tobacco was being cut. The second floor was used for storing the already cut tobacco. This activity was not only illegal, but it was being executed in very bad sanitary conditions.

While inspecting the place, the customs officials discovered 232 kg of still uncut tobacco leaves, as well as 97 kg of cut tobacco for cigarettes which is an excise product.

The equipment for the illegal tobacco processing and the excise goods were seized. A man living in Stolipinovo was detained. A Pre-trial procedure was initiated