Officers of Customs Ruse seized a large quantity of counterfeit sneakers and cigarettes in Turkish buses


2016-02-09

 

Officers of sector "Operational Control" at the Customs Ruse seized more than 150 pairs of sneakers imitation of world famous brands, as well as 355 boxes of cigarettes without excise labels. Goods were detained during the special operation held on the main road Veliko Tarnovo - Ruse with the assistance of Border Police.  Two Turkish bus traveling from Turkey to Romania were stopped on the main road and then escorted to the customs hall for thorough checking. In one of the vehicles customs officers found bags of sports shoes, enough to load a full store. The detained are shoes with the logo of "Adidas", "New Balance" and "Nike". The goods were without documents of origin and imported from Turkey without having to notify customs authorities. Act of establishment of administrative violation was drawn against one of the passengers, who admitted that he has bought the shoes from Turkey.

A total of 355 boxes of cigarettes of the brands "Karelia Ome Superslims", "Karelia Slims", "Ashima", "Assos Slims" and "Muratti" were found in the two buses. All cigarettes were without Bulgarian excise labels with the inscription "For duty free sale only ". Acts for establishment of administrative violation have been drawn against four passengers. A total of $ 600 were seized from offenders to ensure fines.