SOFIA, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Bulgarian customs seized 499 liters and 25 kg of smuggled pesticides carried by a bus entering from Turkey, officials said here on Friday.
When the bus arrived at the Lesovo checkpoint checkpoint on Thursday, customs officers inspected the vehicle and spotted black bags containing undeclared pesticides of six different brands.
The National Customs Agency (NCA) said in a statement the goods were produced in Turkey and banned for import into the European Union.
It was found that the smuggled pesticides belonged to one of the passengers, a Bulgarian citizen with residence in the northeastern region of Targovishte.
The smuggled pesticides were confiscated and will be destroyed, the NCA said.