Bulgaria Customs Get Philip Morris Help to Combat Cigarette Smuggling

Society | January 28, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria Bulgaria Customs Get Philip Morris Help to Combat Cigarette Smuggling: Bulgaria Customs Get Philip Morris Help to Combat Cigarette Smuggling Philip Morris International is giving training to 100 customs officials on how to stop cigarette smuggling. Photo by Philip Morris International

Philip Morris International is giving technical training to 100 customs officers from across Bulgaria, who are given the job of stopping the illegal smuggling of cigarettes into and out of the country.

The training is taking place on 27-28 January in Sofia. The Director of Philip Morris International in Bulgaria, Andrey Vasilesku, stated Wednesday "We are sure that the technical training, that we will offer to the customs officials will help with the fight against smuggling and will be the first step of a successful collaboration between Philip Morris and the Customs Agency".

The customs officers will be taught how to identify different illegal types of cigarettes and will also be informed of what procedures they must follow when they find smuggled cigarettes. Hristo Kulishev, the Director of the Bulgarian Customs Agency added that this was the start of their push to support and talk to legal enterprises who trade in Bulgaria.

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