Bulgarian customs seize 191kg of heroin in Turkey-registered truck

Bulgarian customs seize 191kg of heroin in Turkey-registered truck

SOFIA - The Associated Press
Bulgarian customs seize 191kg of heroin in Turkey-registered truck

Bulgarian customs officials on May 25 said they have seized 191 kilograms (420 pounds) of heroin found in a Turkey-registered truck entering Bulgaria from Turkey.

Officials valued the heroin at 6.3 million euros ($7.4 million).

The national customs agency said on Friday that the drugs were found in a truck registered in Turkey at a checkpoint on the Turkish border. It was carrying construction materials and was bound for Belgium.

Customs chief Georgi Kostov said the heroin was hidden in 95 factory-sealed bags.

The driver, a Turkish citizen, was detained and could face up to 15 years in jail, if convicted on drug trafficking charges.


narcotics, Bulgaria, Turkey, Belgium