The customs officers of the “Captain Andreevo” customs post found contraband gold jewelry worth over 144,000 BGN during two inspections.
On September 11, 2022, a truck with Turkish registration arrived at the checkpoint. The driver – a Turkish citizen, presents regular documents for the transported goods – watermelons from Turkey to Germany. According to the “risk analysis” method, the truck was selected for a thorough customs inspection, during which four cardboard boxes with yellow metal products were found in three places in the driver’s cabin – under the seats and in a factory cavity above the panoramic glass. According to the expertise carried out by the expert, the jewelry with a total weight of 985.60 grams is made of 14, 21 and 22-karat gold, worth BGN 116,392.
The smuggled gold jewelery has been seized. In the case, a pre-trial proceeding was initiated by an investigative customs inspector under the supervision of the District Prosecutor’s Office-Haskovo. Regarding the Turkish citizen, M.G. a measure of remand has been taken, as well as a ban on leaving the country, except with the permission of the supervising prosecutor.
In the other case, a car with German registration arrives at the checkpoint on 09.09.2022. The driver, his wife and their two children were traveling in the car – German citizens, who stated that they were not carrying goods, money or currency values to be declared. During the customs inspection, the customs officers found packages of yellow metal products in a structural cavity of the car. According to the expertise, the items are gold with a total weight of 269.80 grams and a value of BGN 28,329. The driver was issued an act under the Foreign Exchange Act.