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Customs officers find EUR 1.5 million hidden inside car

The undeclared EUR 1.5 million found at Kapitan Andreevo
Photo: customs.bg

Customs officers found EUR 1.5 million in undeclared cash at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint yesterday in a car with an 18-month old baby inside, BGNES news agency reports.

More than 10 million Leva has been seized at Kapitan Andreevo since the beginning of the year, and this is not the first time traffickers have used a child as cover. The driver of the vehicle stated that the money had been acquired from the sale of buses, owned by his father, and that he was transporting the money to Turkey to purchase real estate, said Maria Kirilova, Deputy Regional Prosecutor in Haskovo. According to Georgi Gospodinov, head of customs at Kapitan Andreevo, the main route of currency is from Western Europe towards Turkey, and the cash is usually in US dollars, pounds and euro.

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