Bulgaria customs seize 41 kilos of heroin at Turkish border

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    Bulgaria customs seize 41 kilos of heroin at Turkish border

    Bulgarian customs officers seized around 41 kilograms of heroin, worth 2.7 million euros, or $3.3 million, at thsoutheastern Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint with Turkey, the customs agency said Sunday.

    The drugs, found overnight Saturday, were divided into 42 packages hidden in the seats of a car with Turkish license plates, according to the statement.

    The driver of the car and a passenger, both Turkish, told customs they were bound for Romania. Both men, aged 50 and 48, were arrested.

    The haul was the biggest amount of illicit drugs seized this year at Kapitan Andreevo, the customs agency said.

    Every year, customs seize about 1,000 kilos of heroin on Bulgaria's borders, according to figures.




    Sunday, May 30, 2010
    SOFIA – Agence France-Presse

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