BULGARIA: 4 FACTORIES FOR ILLEGAL PRODUCTION OF CIGARETTES BUSTED

BTA on 25 August reported that all the factories are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment for the production of cigarettes in various brands.  The factories constitute large, fully blacked-out premises, with dormitories for the workers, baths, a canteen with cooks, a table tennis room, power generators, motion sensors and CCTV.  The factories have been in operation for 2 years now and produced 100,000 boxes of cigarettes per day. The production was exported every 2-3 days and sold outside Bulgaria.  A fifth factory was under construction. A total of 42 tonnes of cigarettes were impounded, together with 13.5 million cigarette filters and other inputs for the illegal production, and all of the machines, forklifts, 11 heavy-duty trucks, vans and cars.

http://www.bta.bg/en/c/DF/id/1858855?src=ilaw

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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