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Customs Agency Seizes Large Amount of Undeclared US Currency at Border with Turkiye
Customs Agency Seizes Large Amount of Undeclared US Currency at Border with Turkiye
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Customs officers found undeclared currency in the amount of USD 340,000, with is the equivalent of BGN 622,291. The cash was discovered during an inspection of a passenger van, the Customs Agency said here on Tuesday. The violation was discovered as part of a joint operation between the Customs Agency, the General Directorate for Combating Organised Crime, the General Directorate for Border Police and the National Revenue Agency.

On June 15, a van with a foreign registration arrived at the checkpoint. The vehicle, driven by a Ukrainian citizen, was carrying seven passengers from Ukraine via Bulgaria to Turkiye. All of them declared that they were not carrying any cash to declare. A thorough inspection of the vehicle found the cash hidden in a cavity behind the TV. 

Pre-trial proceedings have been initiated in the case.

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