Customs officers from Customs of Bourgas seized nearly 3.5 tons of illegal alcohol


2017-06-23

Customs officers from the department "Customs Intelligence and Investigation" at Customs of Bourgas seized 3 405 liters of illegal ethyl alcohol during an inspection in three private properties on the territory of the town of Karnobat. All three properties are owned by related persons. The check was done by the customs officers on June 22, 2017 at the same time in all three properties by customs officers from Customs Bourgas and with the assistance of the Sector of Economic Police in the Directorate of the Ministry of Interior Bourgas.

Customs officers check on the territory of the first private property a registered specialized small distillery, where they find 115 liters of illegal alcohol. Another 50 liters of liquid in the tubes with the characteristics of ethyl alcohol are found in an attic in the second private property. A record amount of 3,240 liters of illegal ethyl alcohol was seized from the third private property on the territory of the town of Karnobat - an uninhabited newly built residential house with a high fence. The fenced residential property has been adapted for a warehouse for storing illegal alcohol and filling bottles

A total of 3,405 liters of illegal ethyl alcohol was confiscated. No documents of origin and excise duty have been presented. Probably the illegal alcohol was destined to supply sites along the Black Sea coast during the tourist season. Alcohol samples were taken for laboratory analysis. Administrative penal proceedings will be initiated. Work on the case continues together with employees of the "Economic Police" in the Directorate of the Ministry of Interior Bourgas.