Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo BCP prevented attempting to import of smuggled cultural and historical valuables


2016-11-01
 

Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo BCP prevented attempting to import of illegal 63 ancient coins and small figures in the Bulgarian car, entering the country from Turkey.  The driver and his companion did not declare any goods, precious metals or currency. The customs officers selected the car for detailed check. In the course of a personal examination of  the men customs officers found hidden  in  his jacket pocket  plastic bags with 54 coins of silver metal, two coins of yellow metal and metal figurines. According to the expert of  the History museum in Plovdiv 54 coins are silver and bronze and two coins are gold, from different periods. In the collection are distinguished by great cultural and historical value and 6 bronze appliqués of animals and deities, and a bronze antique fibula.

The smuggled cultural and historical valuables were seized. A statement for violation of the Law on Customs was issued against the man.