Bulgarian National Security Agency Busts Major Drug Trafficking Group

Crime | July 25, 2014, Friday // 12:37
Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Security Agency Busts Major Drug Trafficking Group Photo by mvr.bg.

Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security busted a cross-border criminal group involved in the traffic of large quantities of drugs via Turkey and Bulgaria to Western Europe.

On July 20, the authorities at checkpoint Kapitan Andreevo inspected a truck with Bulgarian registration, driven by a Bulgarian citizen. A total of 106 kilograms of heroin have been seized from the vehicle, according to information released by the State Agency for National Security (DANS).

In a follow-up operation in Sofia, the authorities arrested two people occupying high positions in the hierarchy of the criminal group. The DANS employees seized cash, over 30 SIM cards and a small amount of cocaine from the homes and the cars of the detainees.

The detainees have remained in custody for 72 hours.

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