7 Bulgarians, Lithuanians Sentenced in UK for Drug Trafficking
A group of seven Bulgarian and Lithuanian nationals have been sentenced between 12 and 20 years in jail in Canterbery, UK, for the trafficking of cocaine.
A prior statement by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior in May, when the seven were arrested, had specified that the Bulgarians involved were three men and a woman.
The group was detained in Dover at a luxury cruise ship with some 27 kg of cocaine hidden in their baggage, worth GBP 4-5 M.
The court proceedings established that their operation was very carefully planned up to the minutest detail.
The luxury cruise from Brasil to the UK was part of the plot to hide the trafficking.
The person who received the highest sentence, 20 years, is Bulgarian national Kostadin Milev, who is considered to be the leader of the group.
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