Bulgarian Customs Seize 16 T of Cut Tobacco at Kulata Crossing

Crime | March 14, 2016, Monday // 21:23| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Customs Seize 16 T of Cut Tobacco at Kulata Crossing Photo source: customs.bg

The Bulgarian customs have thwarted an attempt to smuggle 16.2 tonnes of cut tobacco for smoking across the country’s border with Greece and save BGN 2.5 M (EUR 1.27 M) in excise duty.

The tobacco had been discovered by customs officers in a Bulgarian-registered truck at Kulata crossing on the border with Greece, the National Customs Agency said in a statement on Monday.

The truck, owned by a Bulgarian company and having a Bulgarian driver, was travelling from Greece to France, according to the cargo manifest.

An inspection of the cargo in a laboratory showed that the shipment contained cut tobacco for smoking. 

 

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