Customs officers seized 20 000 liters of illegal alcohol in a truck with feed for animals


2017-01-31

Customs officers seized 20 000 liters of illegal alcohol in the area of Kulata border checkpoint. The alcohol was found in a truck with Bulgarian registration. The truck, driven by a Bulgarian citizen, was traveling in the direction from Bulgaria to Greece and arrived in the region of points around 20:00 on 26.01.2017. On documents the truck was carrying animal feed in bags. Customs officers have checked the truck with X-ray equipment and physical control and found underneath the sacks twenty pieces 1000-liter containers filled with transparent alcoholic liquid. For this quantity of ethyl alcohol the excise is 220 000 BGN and the sanction is a fine of double the amount of excise duty or 440 000 BGN. The illegal alcohol was seized.