Bulgaria's Customs Officers Bust 11.5 Tonnes Contraband Tobacco

Crime | March 11, 2014, Tuesday // 17:55| Views: 7994 | Comments: 3
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Customs Officers Bust 11.5 Tonnes Contraband Tobacco Photo by BGNES.

Bulgaria's Customs officers have seized 11.5 tonnes of contraband tobacco at the Bulgaria – Greece border checkpoint Kulata-Promachonas.

The tobacco was transported in a truck driven by a Greek national and having a Greek vehicle registration plate.

The excise duty of the illegal cut tobacco found inside the truck amounts to BGN 1.752M, the National Customs Office informs.

A pretrial proceeding has been initiated.

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Philippe - 12 Mar 2014 // 13:24:04

independent, you are wrong. Do you really think they will destroy this tobacco? It will end up in their own Bulgartabac contraband organisation. That simple.

Philippe - 12 Mar 2014 // 13:20:44

The BG authorities really protect their own contraband production well!

independent - 12 Mar 2014 // 10:48:23

That's the crooks profits gone up in smoke :)!