As a result of a joint operation of the State Agency for National Security (SANS) and the Customs Agency, over half a million cigarette pieces, hidden in construction panels and with no Bulgarian excise labels, have been seized

On 09.01.2019, officials of SANS and the Customs Agency held joint operation for neutralizing criminal activities related to storage and distribution of excise goods having no Bulgarian excise labels.

In a van that was stopped for a check on main road E871 near the village of Grigorevo, Elin Pelin municipality, Sofia region, 549 600 cigarette pieces were found out and seized. They were put in special construction panels and had no Bulgarian excise labels.

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