Under the leadership of the District Prosecutor's Office - Kostinbrod, Territorial Department - Slivnitsa, an investigation is being conducted on a pre-trial proceeding for a crime committed under Art.

251, para.

1, cf. Art.

20, para.

2, paragraph para.

1 of the NC.

At around 5:30 a.m. on 01/11/2022, at the Kalotina border crossing, customs officers from TD Mitnitsa Sofia diverted a truck with Turkish registration, traveling from Western Europe to Turkey, for X-ray inspection.

Suspicious density was noted in the ceiling and sides of the vehicle cabin.

The inspectors found a large sum of money – 78,980 British pounds. 

They detained undeclared currency for over 1 million BGN from "Captain Andreevo"

The driver, S.A., a citizen of Turkey, and S.G., who was traveling with him, with dual Turkish and Hungarian citizenship, failed to fulfill their obligation to declare the currency when transporting it across the country's border, which is an external border of the European Union.

The subject of the criminal act is large


By decree of the supervising prosecutor, foreign citizens are brought as defendants for violating the provisions of the Currency Law.

For this crime, the law stipulates a penalty of up to five years of "imprisonment" or a fine in the amount of one fifth of the value of the object of the crime, 

reported the press center of the Appellate Prosecutor's Office - Sofia. 

contraband currency