Large Amount of Undeclared Cash Seized At Bulgarian-Turkish Border

Crime | June 17, 2014, Tuesday // 13:15
Bulgaria: Large Amount of Undeclared Cash Seized At Bulgarian-Turkish Border The seized currency. Photo by

Bulgarian customs officers have seized undeclared EUR 57,080 or some BGN 111 thousand at checkpoint Lesovo from a truck with Turkish registration, the Customs agency informed.

The truck was traveling from Bulgaria to Turkey, the driver – a Turkish citizen claimed there was nothing to declare, however the customs inspection found over EUR 57 thousand hidden inside the vehicle.

The money allegedly belongs to a transport company. Pretrial proceedings have been launched against the driver of the truck.

Two other attempts at smuggling undeclared currency were prevented by the customs officers at Malko Tarnovo checkpoint. A total of EUR 34,900 undeclared cash has been seized. The perpetrators are two Bulgarian citizens traveling by car.

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