Dangerous synthetic drug for 1 million seized by customs officers at Sofia Airport


2011-04-05

Customs officers at the Department for Combating Drug Trafficking at Sofia Airport seized 6kg of Mefedron, coins from BC and EUR 7000 in total of 6 identical shipments, the National Customs Agency announced. On March 15, 2011 during a routine inspection in a warehouse of express courier company the employees of Fight against drug trafficking directorate at Sofia Airport Customs discovered two packages containing a total of 2 kg. white powder. In view of the disclosure of similar attempts of drug substances, the anti-drug units triggered control system AIR SHIELD and on the next day they detected four such packages containing more 4 kg. with identical powder. The sender is a fake Sofia company, and the recipient is in an EU member state. The analysis of the Central Customs Laboratory shows that the substance is 4-Methyl Methcathinone (Mefedron) - highly risky for mental health and synthetic drug, used mainly by young people aged between 15 and 20 years.