5 Kilos of Heroin Seized on Bulgaria-Turkey Border, 4 ArrestedCrime | November 3, 2009, Tuesday // 12:58| views
Late Sunday, 5 kilos of heroin were seized in a joint customs and police operation, and a gang of 4 detained. Photo by Customs Agency
An organized criminal gang, engaged in trafficking heroin from Turkey into Bulgaria, has been caught and its operations ended.
In a joint operation by officers of the National Customs Agency, the Unit for Fighting Organized Crime (GDBOP) and the Regional Directorates of Haskovo and Plovdiv, a total of 5 kilos of heroin was confiscated.
The group was using the so-called “Balkan Route” to transport the drugs into Bulgaria.
On the night of November 1, customs officers stopped and checked a BMW car at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. The driver was a 52-year-old man from Plovdiv, identified only as O.T.
Hidden in spaces behind the car’s dashboard, the officers discovered 4 packets consisting of 2 kilos of a brown powdery substance. When tested on the spot, the powder was identified as heroin.
In a follow-up operation, three other participants from Plovdiv have been detained. These three persons, aged between 22 and 39 years, have also not been named.
A search of their luggage uncovered a further 6 packets of heroin, weighing 3 kilos.
Investigations are continuing, according to the Customs Agency.
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