Bulgaria Worried about Its Shipping after Huge Cocaine Bust

Business | August 18, 2012, Saturday // 14:46|  views

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski, photo by Sofia Photo Agency

The news that a Bulgarian ship has been busted with 3 tons of high purity cocaine off Spain will have an adverse effect on the Balkan country's shipping transport, according to Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski.

Spanish authorities nabbed Tuesday 31 people, including 21 Bulgarians, after seizing the massive cocaine cargo brought from South America on the SV Nikolay ship that was caught off the southern coast.

"Unfortunately, it turned out that both the ship and the sailors are Bulgarian," Moskovski told local media, adding that he hoped the investigation would prove most of them to be not guilty.

Moskovski said he had no idea whether the captain could have not known that it carried 3 tons of cocaine.

The owner and the captain of the ship that was busted on Tuesday must have known about the cocaine shipment, Bulgaria's Interior Minister claimed on Friday.

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