BULGARIA: Customs officials at Kapitan Andreevo in southern Bulgaria on the border with Turkey have reported a seizure of 12,977kg of R134a refrigerant.
The smuggled goods were discovered last week following a customs inspection of a truck entering the country from Turkey, driven by a Turkish citizen.
The refrigerant in disposable cylinders was found concealed between the goods declared – auto parts.
Both the smuggled goods and the truck were seized. Pre-trial proceedings have been initiated against the smuggler.