7 Bulgarian Nationals, 1 Czech Citizen Detained in Drug Bust

Crime | December 12, 2014, Friday // 18:08
Bulgaria: 7 Bulgarian Nationals, 1 Czech Citizen Detained in Drug Bust Photo by BGNES

8 people have been detained for the unlawful production and distribution of drugs in a joint operation of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (DANS) and the Czech authorities.

As a result of joint steps of DANS and the National anti-drugs unit of the Police of the Czech Republic, a police operation targeting the unlawful production and distribution of drugs was conducted in the city of Ostrava on November 27.

Eight Bulgarian citizens and one Polish national were detained, according to a media statement of DANS.

The Bulgarian nationals have criminal records and there is data indicating their participation in the organization of offenses of this type.

As a result of the operation, around 32 kilograms of medications containing precursors were seized, carrying the logos "Cirrus" and "Sudafed", as well as 40 grams of final product, methamphetamine.

After the latest operation, the total amount of precursor-containing medications seized in several police operations in the course of a year reaches around 400 kilograms. The precursor-containing medications were smuggled by a crime group from Turkey to the Czech Republic.

The suspects have been detained in the Czech Republic and face charges of unlawful production, distribution, and smuggling of psychotropic substances.

Czech legislation stipulates a penalty of 10-18 years of imprisonment for this type of criminal activity.

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: drug smuggling, Precursor, meta-amphetamines, Czech Republic, State Agency for National Security, DANS
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