Bulgarian Police Nab Hoard of Smuggled Cigarettes

Crime | May 12, 2012, Saturday // 17:08|  views

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Bulgarian police have seized 49 masterboxes, or close to 0.5 M contraband cigarettes after raiding a storage facility in capital Sofia.

Within an ongoing operation directing against networks for the distribution of smuggled cigarettes, police investigated such activities in Sofia districts of Orlandovtsi and Nadezhda.

During the raid at the storage facility located on Ilientsi Blvd in Nadezhda, police not only seized the 49 masterboxes of cigarettes, but also detained four persons (ages 29-33), all of them with previous criminal records.

Further activities on researching and documenting the activities of the presumed organized crime group are under way.

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