Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint found 19 200 pieces smuggled cigarettes in the minibus


2017-09-05

 

Smuggled 19 200 pieces cigarettes were seized by Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint, together with Border Police officers.

The smuggled cigarettes were found of a minibus with Swedish registration, traveling from Turkey to  Sweden via Bulgaria. The minibus arrived at Kapitan Andreevo BCP on 02.09.2017, driven by a Swedish citizen of Turkish origin. In the car traveled his wife and their seven children, one of them an infant. The spouses did  not  declare any goods, precious metals or currency. Customs officers selected the car for customs inspection. During the inspection customs officers found 980 boxes of cigarettes „Omega super slims" without Bulgarian excise label. The cigarettes were hidden in under the front right seat and in the two rear lateral natural cavities. The cigarettes and the minibus were seized. A statement for violation of the Law on Customs was issued againts the driver.

Only for the first three days of September Customs officers of Kapitan Andreevo have detained 250,660 pieces.