Officers of Customs Agency and Directorate "Combating Organized Crime" prevented the distribution of 3.5 million pieces of smuggled cigarettes



Prevent damage for the Republican budget amounted to 1 312 500 BGN

1.5 million cigarettes were found and seized from a warehouse in the village Novi Han in joint actions under the guidance of the Prosecution. The operation involving officers from Directorate "Customs Intelligence and Investigation" at the Customs Agency and Sector "Contraband" in Main Directorate "Combating Organized Crime" is a continuation of the case concerning detained 200 master boxes / 2 million pieces / cigarettes in secret compartment of a truck at the Danube Bridge BCP Ruse - Giurgiu on July 23rd.  The inspections found that the truck with illegal cigarettes has traveled to Sofia District.

We remind that the total value of detainees in Ruse 2 million pieces of cigarettes is estimated at 750 000 BGN. The driver of the vehicle, a Romanian citizen, was arrested in custody by a prosecutor's order for 72 hours.

As a result of the lasted collaboration between customs officials and anti-mafia officials, the total amount seized cigarettes now stands at 3.5 million pieces. The prevented damage for the Republican budget amounted to 1 312 500 BGN.