Last Bulgarian 'Cocaine King' Extradited to Italy

Crime | August 12, 2012, Sunday // 12:45|  views

15 Bulgarians were arrested in May in an international special police operation, codenamed Cocaine Kings. File photo

The last of the Bulgarian "Cocaine Kings" has been extradited to Italy, the Interior Ministry's press center informs Sunday.

The international special police operation, codenamed Cocaine Kings, was carried out in mid-May and led to the arrest of alleged Bulgarian drug lord Evelin Banev AKA Brando along with 14 other Bulgarians, 12 Italians, one Slovenian, one Romanian, and one Georgian.

The last Bulgarian of those arrested, I.Y., 33, has left for Italy on August 10, under a European arrest warrant issued by the Court in Milan. The others were extradited gradually in July.

Brando was sent to Italy at the end of July.

The group is suspected in large-scale cocaine trafficking from South America to Europe.

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