Bulgarian Customs Seize 16 T of Cut Tobacco at Kulata Crossing
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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