Customs officers detained 2,700 sportswear and 246 perfumes during two inspections carried out at the Danube Bridge-Ruse border checkpoint within four days.
Around 06:50 on 16.09.2020. at the exit from the country a bus traveling from Turkey to Romania was stopped for inspection. In the luggage of one of the passengers in 8 boxes were found 196 tester – perfumes of world famous brands (Thierry Mugler, Paco Rabanne, Yves Saint Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez, Terre d’Hermes, Jean Paul Gautier, Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford , Cristian Dior, Chanel, Aventis). In addition, the man carried 440 textiles, including sportswear, long-sleeved blouses and sweatshirts from the brands Philipp Plein, Adidas, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste. During the inspection of the bus, 15 packages were found with a total of 2260 socks, hats and children’s shirts with inscriptions Adidas, Nike, US Polo Assn and NY. They were transported by the bus driver. All textiles and perfumes were detained on the grounds of Art. 229, para. 1 of the Customs Act. The driver and the passenger have been issued acts for administrative violations.
During another inspection, carried out around 12:00 on 12.09.2020 at the Danube Bridge – Ruse border checkpoint, the customs officers stopped a bus traveling again from Turkey to Romania. One of the passengers provided 12 cartons for inspection. In them the customs officers find 50 testers – Dolce & Gabana perfumes and 40 pairs of sports shoes from the same brand. It was established that the passenger had transported them across the border without the knowledge and permission of the customs authorities, for which reason they were detained. An act for administrative violation has been drawn up for the violator. It remains to be seen whether the goods are original, for which representatives of the respective brands will be contacted.
Source: Customs Agency