Customs officers hamper opium smuggling at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint


2010-07-26

Customs officers at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint hampered an attempt of smuggling 1.150 kilos of opium, the press office of Customs Svilengrad reports.
Last night, customs authorities stopped a truck of an Iranian national for a check-up. The man was travelling from Iran to Germany through Bulgaria.
During the search, customs officers found 4 packages attached to driver's body with an elastic belt.
The packages contained resinous substance and were weighting around 150 - 500 grams each. The drug test made on field responded to opium, which is used for heroin production, experts comment.
A couple of months ago, authorities at Kapitan Andreevo detained five times bigger opium shipment.