From 9 to 11 of May, on the Bulgarian-Turkish border crossing point in Kapitan Andreevo, officers from Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania participated in CELBET mission. Activity was organised upon request of Bulgarian Customs as an additional support in physical customs controls during Pirate1 operation, part of EMPACT Joint Action Days, organised by Frontex, Bulgaria and Portugal. JAD Pirates 1 operation was directed against smugglers at land and sea borders. Customs officers from Kapitan Andreevo are mostly dealing with attempts to smuggle IPR goods, that’s why mission’s participants supported and helped Bulgarian colleagues in big seizures of counterfeit clothes, shoes, bags and other goods.
The approximate market vaule of seized goods in JAD Pirates 1 operation is over 33 mln EUR.
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