Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo BCP found over 17 000 pieces smuggled cigarettes in truck


2018-03-08

Customs and Border police officers at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint seized 17 000 pieces / 870 boxes/ smuggled cigarettes in truck.

On 05.03.2018 at  midnight  arrives a Turkish truck  traveling from Turkey through Bulgaria to Poland.

The driver of the truck (Turkish citizen) did not declare any goods, precious metals or currency. Customs officers selected the truck for inspection. During the inspection customs officers found hidden cigarettes of five different brands „Karelia", „Pall mall", „L&M" without excise labels. Customs officers found 480 boxes cigarettes without excise labels were hidden in plastic tubes, with severed bottom. Another 390 boxes of cigarettes are found hidden under the radiator mask grille, behind the upholstery and under the driver's bed.

The cigarettes were seized. Against the truck driver was issued an act under the Law on Customs.