As a result of a joint operation of the State Agency for National Security and the Ministry of Interior, held in the town of Vratsa, 100 000 pieces of cigarettes lacking Bulgarian excise labels have been seized

On 23.10.2018, SANS and MoI officials conducted a joint operation on the territory of the town of Vratsa for neutralizing criminal activities related to storage and distribution of excise goods lacking Bulgarian excise labels.

 During a search of a parking cell on the territory of the former Chimko plant in Vratsa, the officials found and seized 100 000 pieces of cigarettes lacking Bulgarian excise labels as well as the car where those had been hidden.

Pre-trial proceedings were initiated on the case under the supervision of Vratsa Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

An individual has been detained for a 24-hour period.

The work on this case is currently going on.