Bulgarian Border Police Seizes Heroin worth BGN 5.7MCrime | September 1, 2014, Monday // 11:47| views
Photo by Bulgaria's Customs Agency
Bulgarian police have intercepted an international drug trafficking ring, seizing a shipment of 46kg of heroin worth BGN 5.7M.
On August 24, Bulgarian border police stopped a Mercedes car with a Belgian registration plate. The vehicle, driven by a Turkish national living in Belgium, was stopped for an excise duty goods probe, according to reports of the Customs Agency.
A hidden compartment of the car was found to contain 65 packs of heroin weighing a total of 33.501 kg.
The case was taken over by the State Agency for National Security (DANS).
Pre-trial proceedings were opened for neutralizing an international heroin trafficking ring.
The investigative activities revealed that the seized shipment had been scheduled to reach the Netherlands.
The organizer of the trafficking ring, a Turkish national permanently residing in Belgium, was identified and arrested on August 28 on the territory of Bulgaria's Haskovo.
During the follow-up investigative activities, a new shipment of 12.860kg of heroin was uncovered.
Charges were pressed against the two people arrested in connection with the case.
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