Transylvanian lorry driver jailed for hiding nearly 3 million cigarettes in mouldy bread

Lorry driver jailed for hiding nearly 3 million cigarettes in mouldy bread

A Romanian lorry driver hid nearly 3 million cigarettes in baguettes

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Romanian lorry driver has been jailed after hiding nearly 3 million cigarettes in mouldy bread.

Simion Bocan, from Transylvania, used raw, soggy and mouldy baguettes in order to conceal the cigarettes in his lorry, according to the Daily Express.

The driver was stopped in Dover by Border Force officers in October. Bocan tried to tell the officers that he was transporting 30 pallets of frozen baguettes.

A HMRC investigation also suggested that smugglers trialled the crime a few days earlier, using the same bread.

Bocan pleaded not guilty to the crime at first, however he later changed his plea in December to guilty.

He has been sentenced to four years and three months in jail.