Bulgaria Nabs 4 Tons of Hashish on Danube Ferry

Crime | July 2, 2012, Monday // 16:08
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Nabs 4 Tons of Hashish on Danube Ferry 4.2 metric tons of hashish were nabbed on a Bulgarian Danube ferry. Photo by Customs Agency

Bulgaria's Customs Agency has captured 4.2 metric tons of hashish on border crossing point at the Bulgarian-Romanian Danube Ferry in the northwestern city of Vidin, the institution announced.

The drugs were found on Sunday after the local customs officers inspected a truck with Bulgarian license plates headed to Belgium; it was driven by 42-year-old Bulgarian citizen.

The truck was inspected with the brand-new x-ray equipment of the Vidin Ferry Customs, which allowed the officers to find a number of packages containing the drugs.

A total of 132 packages averaging about 32 kg of hashish each were discovered inside the truck subsequently, totaling 4.2 metric tons.

According to police estimates, the detained drug shipment is worth about EUR 20 M.

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