Bulgaria Busts Suspects over Seized Huge Cocaine Shipment

Crime | May 8, 2012, Tuesday // 20:32
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Busts Suspects over Seized Huge Cocaine Shipment Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov. Photo by BGNES

Suspects allegedly responsible for the shipment of 67 kilograms of cocaine recently seized in Bulgaria have been arrested, the country's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has announced.

Tsvetanov refused to disclose the number of suspects. However, he revealed that they are Bulgarian citizens from the city of Plovdiv.

"There are individuals arrested, and my colleagues continue working on the shipping companies that have carried out the traffic," the Interior Minister said, as cited by BGNES.

On Sunday, customs officers in the Bulgarian Danube city of Ruse busted a total of 67 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a combine harvester traveling from Argentina towards Rotterdam.

According to the Bulgarian authorities, the cocaine was worth around BGN 100 M (approximately EUR 50 M).

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Crime » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Cocaine, suspects, Plovdiv, Ruse, Tsvetan Tsvetanov
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria