A large amount of illegal cigarettes was seized during a search by GDBOP officers

The specialized police operation to stop the distribution of cigarettes without excise labels was conducted on January 24 in the city of Sofia. The actions were carried out by officers of the CDCOC.

During searches of a warehouse, two trucks and a car, a total of 3,470,000 pieces of tobacco products without excise labels were found and seized.

A 33-year-old man with criminal records was detained for up to 24 hours.

Pre-trial proceedings have been instituted in the case, and work on it continues under the supervision of the Sofia District Prosecutor’s Office.