Thursday, May 30, 2024

Turkish Border Inspection Discovers Smuggled Vapes and Car Parts


According to a report by Turkish media outlet DHA, the Turkish Ministry of Trade has announced that during an inspection of a truck at the Hamzabeyli border crossing in Turkey, smuggled e-cigarettes and automotive components worth 17.71 million Turkish Lira were discovered.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Trade, customs officers stationed at the Hamzabell Border Port inspected a truck imported from Romania. Despite the truck’s claim to be carrying plastic wall panels, the actual cargo did not match the customs declaration. During the search by customs officers, a total of 22,550 e-cigarettes and 250 bottles of e-cigarette liquid, as well as 68 car parts including transmission, truck engine, car cylinder head, differential, and radiator, were seized.

The customs department predicts that the total market value of these smuggled goods amounts to 17.72 million Turkish lira (equivalent to 4.84 million yuan).

According to reports, the authorities have initiated an investigation into this incident.

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