Illegal turpentine added fuels were discovered in a gas station by mobile customs teams in Lovech Region



During a joint specialized operation, conducted after a an analysis by the State Agency for National Security and by the "Intelligence and Investigation of excise violations" Department to "Customs Intelligence and Investigation" Directorate to the National Customs Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria, mobile customs teams implemented inspections in entities for trade with liquid fuels in North Bulgaria. As a result of the conducted control actions the customs officers have seized 3300 liters of illegal fuels and have sealed the place. Other fuels in the gas station were suspected for presence of turpentine added in their composition. Samples were taken to a laboratory for analysis. The bodies of the National Revenue Agency and the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance have ascertained infringements in some of the entities and the authorities have issued injunctions for the infringements to be removed.