Customs officers found cigarettes in a secret compartment of a truck


2017-08-31

Customs officers from a customs mobile group, together with Border Police officers, found 11 200 pieces of cigarettes in a secret compartment of a truck with a trailer. The truck with a Romanian registration arrived at Lesovo border checkpoint on August 28, 2017 in the evening, driven by a Turkish citizen. The truck was traveling from Turkey to Romania. Vehicle inspection with X-ray equipment and physical inspection was performed. During the inspection the customs officers found 560 boxes of contraband cigarettes from three different brands. 420 boxes of "LM Red Label" cigarettes, 90 "PAL MALL" boxes and 50 boxes of "Karelia OME" were seized, all with "For Duty Free Sale Only". A statement for violation of the Law on Customs was issued against the driver.