Lebanese Man Arrested in Varna for Drug Trafficking

Crime | July 31, 2013, Wednesday // 13:47|  views

Bulgarian border police have recently reported an increased number of arrests of illegal immigrants on the southern border with Turkey. File photo

Officers of the Regional Border Police Directorate in the Black Sea city of Varna have arrested at the local airport a Lebanese citizen over illegal drug trafficking.

M.S., 39, has been arrested when entering Bulgaria on a flight from Beirut.

Border police inform he has been issued a search warrant by German authorities through the Schengen information system.

M.S. has ordered and paid for the delivery of 5 kilos of cocaine from Brazil to Germany.

He is under arrest at the border police office of Varna airport.

Meanwhile, border police officers have discovered near the village of Golyam Dervent on the Bulgarian-Turkish border two men, who have told them they were from Syria, a pregnant woman from Sierra Leone, and another woman from Rwanda.

None had ID papers. The illegal immigrants have been arrested and the pregnant woman has been provided medical assistance.

They told the border police in the southern town of Elhovo that they did not know each other prior to their trip to Bulgaria for which they paid EUR 200 each to some plumber in Istanbul.

The pregnant woman had said she had lost all her relatives.

The four will be accommodated in the temporary shelter for foreigners in the nearby town of Lyubimets.

A family of five Syrians and two Iraqi men have been recently detained as well in southern Bulgaria, near the Turkish border.

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Tags: Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Syria, Iraqi, Syrians, Cocaine, Beirut, Lebanese citizen, illegal drug trafficking, airport, Varna, Bulgarian-Turkish border, illegal immigrants, Border Police, Elhovo


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