Smuggled mobile phones hidden in the engine of a car were found by customs and border officials of the Kapitan Andreevo Police Department

Smuggled mobile phones hidden in the engine of a car were found by customs and border officials of the Kapitan Andreevo Police Department

Customs officers from DG Customs Intelligence and Investigation and border police officers from DG Border Police found contraband mobile phones during a joint inspection at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. The phones were hidden in a Volkswagen Passat car driven by a Bulgarian citizen leaving Bulgaria for Turkey on October 20, 2020, around 11 o’clock. The vehicle was selected for inspection, during which 145 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 mobile phones were found in cavities around the engine. The driver tried to cover up the smuggled goods with a market value of BGN 50,000 through additional rubber connections. 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