Smuggled gold jewelry for over BGN 80,000 was detained by the customs officers of the Ministry of Justice Kapitan Andreevo

The customs officers from TD “Yuzhna Morska” found smuggled gold jewelry for over BGN 80,000 during an inspection of a truck.

On May 11, 2021, a truck with foreign registration arrived at the Kapitan Andreevo Police Station, transporting goods from Turkey through Bulgaria to the Netherlands. Under the ‘risk analysis’ method, the vehicle driven by a Turkish national was selected for a thorough customs inspection. In the cold storage room in the driver’s cab, customs officials found that 116 rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, all made of yellow metal, were hidden in a plastic bag. The expertise made by the expert established that the jewelry with a total weight of 736 grams was made of 21-carat gold worth BGN 83,904.

The smuggled gold jewelry and the truck 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.

By order of the District Prosecutor’s Office – Haskovo, the driver of the truck FT, aged 39, a Turkish citizen, was prosecuted for a crime under Art. 242 para 1 b “E” of the Penal Code. A measure of restraint “guarantee” in the amount of BGN 4,000 was taken against him, as well as a “ban on leaving the borders of the Republic of Bulgaria” was imposed, except with the permission of the District Prosecutor’s Office – Haskovo.

Source: Customs Agency

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