17kg of Heroin Found in a Bulgarian Citizen's Car

Crime | August 11, 2020, Tuesday // 03:16
Bulgaria: 17kg of Heroin Found in a Bulgarian Citizen's Car pixabay.com

At around 8 am on August 9, 2020, on the Danube bridge Vidin - Calafat, a mobile team of customs officers from the General Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation stopped a Citroen car for inspection. The vehicle was driven by the 64-year-old Bulgarian citizen - S.V. The man told customs that he was traveling to the Czech Republic to start a new work.

The customs officers selected the car for additional inspection. Rectangular metal containers covered with lead sheet metal were found under the floor of the two front seats.

After dismantling the seats and the insulating floor covering, 33 packages containing pressed powder were removed. In a drug test, the substances were found to be heroin. The total amount of the found drug is 16,916 kg.

After the initiation of the criminal proceedings, the case was taken over by an investigating customs inspector, under the supervision of the District Prosecutor's Office - Vidin.

The driver of the car was brought in as a defendant and detained for up to 72 hours by a decree of the supervising prosecutor. A request is pending before the court for determination of a measure of restraint "detention in custody" against S.V. / bntnews.bg

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