Customs officers from the General Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation found 1,851 kg of smuggled gold jewelry worth BGN 142,000 during an inspection of a car entering the country from Turkey.
On 16.06.2020 , at about 3 pm, a car with Romanian registration arrived at the Kapitan Andreevo Police Station, in which the driver and his two companions, Turkish citizens, were traveling. During a personal examination of one of the passengers, plastic bags with yellow metal products were found in his socks. After checking the car, two packages containing a total of 540 rings, medallions, chains, bracelets and earrings, as well as 58 bracelets with red thread and gold ornaments were found in a factory cavity above the rear left fender. According to the expert’s expertise, most of the found products are made of 14-carat gold. Three chains, a ring and earrings are made of 18-carat gold, inlaid with natural stone. The found jewelry has a total weight of 1,851 kg worth BGN 142,000.
Pre-trial proceedings were instituted in the case by an investigating customs inspector under the supervision of the Haskovo District Prosecutor’s Office.