Bulgarian customs seize 14 tons of counterfeit cigarette packs
The printings, bearing the logos of three popular cigarette brands, were found in a Bulgaria-registered truck which was declared to be carrying cardboard to another European Union (EU) country, the National Customs Agency (NCA) said in a press release.
According to the NCA, the amount of printings would be enough to produce several million boxes of smuggled cigarettes.
Just a month ago, customs officers seized another shipment of illegal cigarette packs weighing five tons, the NCA added.
Due to its location, Bulgaria is a favorite destination for traffickers, with more than 3.7 tons of drugs, 43.9 million illegal cigarettes and 51.7 tons of smuggled tobacco seized by the NCA in 2016. ■