Bulgarian Interior Ministry Reports Successful Operation Against Cigarette Smugglers

The Interior Ministry reported a successful operation against cigarette smuggling in which it did not  participate but provided information about the criminal group to partner institutions.

16 people were arrested in the operation including 3 Bulgarians. According to the Secretary General of the Interior Ministry Georgi Kostov, “a conspiratory and highly-organised criminal group has been neutralised.”The group was involved in the illegal manufacturing and distribution of tobacco products on the territory of various European countries.