Bulgarian customs officers Seized 200 Kg of Heroin at Bulgarian-Turkish Border


2016-07-06

 

Bulgarian customs officers seized 200 kg of heroin worth more than 18 million BGN (9 million euro) at the Lessovo checkpoint on the border with Turkey. The substance was discovered in cans of tomato paste transported on an Iranian-registered truck which entered Bulgaria from Turkey on July 5. As Iranian goods and vehicles are considered to pose a high risk, the truck was examined with an X-ray device which revealed that the content was of varying density. The active substance in the heroin was found to exceed 58 per cent.
The Iranian driver of the truck was taken into 72-hour custody by order of the Yambol Regional Prosecution Office.