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Bulgarian customs seize 1 tonne of HFCs

BULGARIA: A shipment of nearly one tonne of smuggled HFC refrigerants in disposable cylinders have been seized by Bulgarian customs officials.

Customs officials at the Kalotina border crossing found the refrigerant – 80 cylinders of R410A and 134A, with a total weight of 985kg – during the inspection of a Bulgarian-registered truck entering the country from Serbia earlier this month. All were in non-refillable cylinders.

According to the presented transit documents, the cargo was textiles from Italy to Bulgaria. The refrigerant cylinders were not mentioned. As a result, the illegal goods were seized under Bulgaria’s Customs Act.

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