Customs officers found nearly 7kg of undeclared gold

Customs officers found nearly 7kg of undeclared gold

An attempt to smuggle nearly 7kg of gold bars was prevented by customs officials.

On 25.06.2022 A freight minibus with a foreign registration, driven by a Turkish citizen, transporting groupage goods from Austria via Bulgaria to Turkey, arrives at the Kapitan Andreevo Police Station. During a personal examination of the driver, in a bag around his waist, 4 packages were found, wrapped in duct tape containing 80 ingots (strips) of yellow metal. According to the expertise made by the expert, the ingots with a total weight of 6,998 grams are made of 24-carat gold worth BGN 759,283.

The illegally transported gold and the driver were detained. A fast-track procedure was initiated by an investigating customs inspector under the supervision of the Haskovo District Prosecutor’s Office – Svilengrad.

Source: Customs Agency

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