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.
Sep 14, 2009, 10:48 GMT