1.75 Million Cigarettes Seized

Bulgarian authorities at Silistra checkpoint near the border with Romania have captured 1.75 million undeclared cigarettes, officials said here on Friday.

The cigarettes were found on Thursday evening in a Romania-registered truck when it attempted to leave Bulgaria, the Ministry of Interior and the National Customs Agency (NCA) said in a joint statement.

The vehicle, driven by 32-year-old Bulgarian citizen, was declared to be carrying cloth, the statement said.

The driver and his 34-year-old companion were arrested, the statement said.

Due to its location, Bulgaria is a favorite destination for traffickers, with 37.1 million illegal cigarettes seized by the NCA in 2017.

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