It’s funny to hear the same story from three completely different groups of people – guests from Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
They all travelled with a bus from Belgrade or Istanbul. At the border the driver buys lots of packs of cigarettes and hides them in the bus or gives each of the passengers one. At the border control the customs officers get in the bus, they obviously receive something from the driver and then start searching the bus. It is obvious that they look everywhere but where the pack are hidden. Then after the bus crosses the border it stops somewhere and the driver unloads the packs.
Of course, things like that happen everywhere in the world.