On the first day of the New Year, customs officers from the Territorial Directorate of Ruse Customs found 190,000 undeclared euros during an inspection in the area of the Danube Bridge-Vidin border checkpoint.
On January 1, 2022, at about 10.30 pm, the customs inspectors stopped a truck entering the country with a foreign registration for inspection. The driver, who is a Turkish citizen, says he is transporting raw materials for the cosmetics industry from the Netherlands to Turkey. A subsequent inspection of the driver’s cab in a factory cavity under the passenger seat revealed euro banknotes of various denominations. It has been established that the total amount of the open currency is 190,000 euros. The driver said that these were funds of his company. The violator has been issued an act under the Currency Act. 1,600 euros were seized to secure the fine under the act with a receipt.
Source: Customs Agency