Customs officers hamper opium smuggling at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint


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.