Customs officers found nearly 7 kg of undeclared gold

Customs officers prevented an attempt to smuggle nearly 7kg of gold ingots (strips). Оп 25.06.2022 of Kapitan Andreevo BCP arrives a freight minibus with foreign registration, driven by a Turkish citizen, transporting groupage goods from Austria through Bulgaria to Turkey.  During a personal examination of the driver, in a bag around his waist, 4 packages were found, wrapped in duct tape containing 80 ingots (strips) of yellow metal.  According to the expertise made by the expert, the ingots with a total weight of 6,998 grams are made of 24-carat gold worth BGN 759,283.

The gold and the driver were detained. Pre-trial proceedings were instituted in the case by an investigating customs inspector under the supervision of the District Prosecutor's Office - Haskovo-Territorial Department - Svilengrad.

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