Official Journal of the European Union
Request for a preliminary ruling from the Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad (Bulgaria) lodged on 20 December 2021 — Criminal proceedings against ZhU and RD
Language of the case: Bulgarian
Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad
Parties to the main proceedings
ZhU and RD
Is it compatible with Article 2(3) of Directive 2014/42 (1) or, in the alternative, with the third indent of Article 1 of Framework Decision 2005/212 to interpret national law as meaning that a motor vehicle used to store large quantities of excise goods (cigarettes) without strip stamps does not constitute an instrumentality of crime?
(1) Directive 2014/42/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the freezing and confiscation of instrumentalities and proceeds of crime in the European Union (OJ 2014 L 127, p. 39).