Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo BCP seized smuggled silver nearly BGN 47 000


2016-11-21

 

Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo BCP seized smuggled silver jewelry. The jewelry was found in Turkish bus, traveling from Turkey to Kosovo. The driver and passengers did not declare any goods, precious metals or currency. Customs officers selected the bus for detained check. Upon the X-ray and physical examination customs officers found 22 packages  full  of  silver jewelry hidden in the specially made secret compartment, under the tank. 1580 pairs of earrings, 986 rings, 598  chains, 452  medallions and 313 bracelets of silver ends are taken out of  hiding. An expert report found the silver jewelry with a total weight of 11,742 kg worth BGN 46 998 .

The smuggled silver jewelry were confiscated. A pre -court proceeding has been initiated in the case.