20 Kilos of Argentine Cocaine Captured in Bulgaria's Pazardzhik

Crime | October 3, 2008, Friday // 00:00
Bulgaria 20 Kilos of Argentine Cocaine Captured in Bulgaria's Pazardzhik: 20 Kilos of Argentine Cocaine Captured in Bulgaria's Pazardzhik The Bulgarian anti-mafia units captured 20 kg of cocaine shipped in a parcel from Argentina to the city of Pazardzhik. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's anti-mafia police units captured 20 kg of cocaine in the southern city of Pazardzhik in a joint operation with the Bulgarian Customs Agency and the Federal Customs Agency of Germany.

The narcotic was found in a parcel, which arrived from Argentina. The parcel contained a hydraulic pump, in which the cocaine was hidden.

Shortly after it captured the parcel, police arrested a 29-year-old Bulgarian citizen from Pazardzhik as part of the same operation. He has a criminal record, and is suspected of participating in organized crime group dealing with human trafficking and distribution of stolen cars.

The captured cocaine is worth about BGN 5 M if sold on the retail market in Bulgaria.

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