Austrian Customs officers have discovered 110 kilos of heroin in a truck driven by a Bulgarian citizen.
The news was reported Monday by the largest private TV channel bTV.
The Bulgarian man has been arrested. He denied being aware the illegal drug was in his truck.
The narcotic is valued at EUR 8 M. Authorities believe the heroin was destined for the Netherlands and had to pass through the so-called "Balkan route." A second truck was supposed to join in to divert attention and serve as cover-up.
The heroin was caught last week, but the operation had been kept secret in order to detain possible accomplices.
January 16, 2012, Monday
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