Bulgaria Stops 95 kilo heroin shipment between turkey and germany

By Terrapinzflyer · Sep 14, 2009 · ·
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    Bulgaria stops 95-kilo heroin shipment from Turkey to Germany

    Sofia - The Bulgarian customs service said Monday it had seized a 95-kilogram shipment of heroin hidden in a Turkish lorry bound for Germany.
    The vehicle was stopped on entry from neighbouring Turkey overnight, and the drugs were found hidden in the lorry's spare tyres.
    Tons of various narcotics are seized on Bulgaria's borders each year. In the past three weeks, border police have seized 273 kilograms of heroin.
    A member of the European Union since 2007, Bulgaria is the gateway for Asian heroin traveling westward and synthetic drugs and chemicals for the fabrication of narcotics going in the opposition direction.

    Europe News
    Sep 14, 2009, 10:48 GMT


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    Bulgaria: heroin worth $15 million found in tire

    Bulgaria's Customs Office says it has seized 95 kilograms (210 pounds) of heroin found in a Turkish truck bound for Germany. Officials valued the heroin at 11 million leva ($15 million).
    The agency says the drugs were found hidden in the truck's spare tire early Monday during an inspection at the Turkish-Bulgarian border. The driver was detained.

    Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007 and remains a major transit country for drug trafficking.

    Customs officials say 273 kilograms (600 pounds) of heroin, including Monday's haul, have been seized over the last three weeks.

    Associated Press
    2009-09-14 11:03 PM

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