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Two men, who transported a significant amount of contraband cigarettes, were detained on the territory of ODMVR – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The operation against the illegal distribution of cigarettes without paid excise duty was carried out yesterday by employees of the Economic Police Department in the Ministry of Interior – Plovdiv and their colleagues from the Ministry of Interior – Stara Zagora. After receiving preliminary information, in the area of ​​the village of Graf Ignatievo on the main road Plovdiv – Karlovo, the joint teams forcibly stopped two cars with Varna registration – a minibus “Fiat” and an accompanying “Mercedes”. During the subsequent procedural and investigative actions in the truck, the officers found numerous boxes of cigarettes without a Bulgarian excise label. A total of 600,000 pieces of two stamps were seized, as well as a significant amount of money.

Police drivers detained the drivers of motor vehicles for up to 24 hours – 24-year-old and 47-year-old with criminal records and convicted.