Smuggled tobacco for hookah, textiles and accessories for over BGN 156,000 detained the customs officers of the Ministry of Justice Kapitan Andreevo

Customs officers from the Southern Maritime Territorial Directorate seized an undeclared 454 kg of hookah tobacco and goods with the logo of protected trademarks during a search of a truck.

On 04.05.2020, a truck with Turkish registration arrived at the Kapitan Andreevo Police Department, traveling from Turkey to Germany. The driver, a Turkish citizen, presented regular documents for the transported cargo – elements of iron and aluminum, auto parts and plastic products. According to the “risk analysis” method, the truck was selected for a thorough customs inspection, during which undeclared 454 kg of hookah tobacco with the inscription “Jibiar” without excise label were found. Also found were 1710 textiles, most of which were T-shirts, shorts, blouses and 182 bags and purses with the logo of Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Boss, Balenciada, Nike, Moncler, Louis Vuitton. The goods worth BGN 156,722 were seized. Pre-trial proceedings were instituted in the case by an investigating customs inspector under the supervision of the Haskovo District Prosecutor’s Office.

Source: Customs Agency