Cigarette Contraband Busted on Serbia-Bulgaria Train

Crime | August 16, 2010, Monday // 12:34| Views: | Comments: 0
Custom Agents Bust Contraband Cigarettes at Bulgarian-Serbian Border: Cigarette Contraband Busted on Serbia-Bulgaria Train Thousands of packs of cigarettes were found during a Customs check in a compartment in the international train traveling from Serbia to Bulgaria. Photo by the Bulgarian Customs Agency

The Bulgarian Customs agents from the border cross point Kalotina, between Bulgaria and Serbia prevented a large-scale cigarette contraband Monday, the Customs Agency informs.

Thousands of packs of cigarettes were found in a compartment of the international train traveling from Serbia to Bulgaria. They were hidden in cavities in the compartment’s ceiling and walls. Most packs and boxes have Serbian excise duty labels from the Victory and Vice Roy brands; there are also boxes of Eva Slims without a label and of Marilyn Slims with Duty Free labels.

The compartment had been empty at the time of the check, so the indictment is against a unknown perpetrator. The contraband train scam is preferred and often used by the smugglers precisely because the authorities have a hard time finding them, experts explain.

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