Another attempt to illegally transfer gold jewelry was prevented by the customs officials of the Kapitan Andreevo police station.
On 02.08.2022, a car brand “Volkswagen Sharan” with Bulgarian registration arrived at the checkpoint on its way from Turkey to Bulgaria. The driver and the five passengers – Bulgarian citizens state that they are not carrying goods for declaration. The vehicle was selected for a thorough customs inspection, during which 24 polyethylene bags containing yellow metal articles were found in a factory cavity in front of the passenger seat. During a personal examination of the driver, 3 transparent envelopes also containing yellow metal items were found in his underwear.
According to the expertise carried out by the expert, the jewelry found has a total weight of 1,838.20 grams and a value of BGN 165,438.
In this case, a pre-trial proceeding was initiated by an investigative customs inspector under the supervision of the Haskovo District Prosecutor’s Office.
Regarding the driver with initials S.V. a measure of remand has been taken, as well as a ban on leaving the country, except with the permission of the supervising prosecutor.
Just a few days ago, nearly 3 kg of gold and silver ornaments were found hidden in a specially built cache of a bus. From the beginning of the year to the present, the customs officers of MP Kapitan Andreevo have detained nearly 83 kg of precious metal products.
Source: Customs Agency