Bulgarian Customs Nab Illicit Cigarettes at Danube Bridge 2

Crime | July 24, 2014, Thursday // 14:20
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Customs Nab Illicit Cigarettes at Danube Bridge 2 File photo.

A total of 200,000 cigarettes without Bulgarian excise duty have been confiscated by a mobile team of the customs office in Vidin in a joint operation near Danube Bridge 2.

The excise goods were found inside of a vehicle with Bulgarian registration plate headed for Italy.

The contraband cigarettes were seized, and the case is the subject of an investigation.

Bulgaria's customs officers have also seized a total of 98,000 illicit cigarettes at checkpoint Oltomantsi on the Bulgarian – Serbian border, the Customs Agency reported, Thursday.

The cigarettes were hidden inside of a vehicle, the driver of which was a Bulgarian citizen.

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