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Large quantity of heroin found in mattresses from Iran

The drugs, worth the equivalent of €8.5 million ($9.06 million) and destined for an EU country, were hidden in mattresses.

• April 21, 2024
Heroin used to tell the story
Heroin used to tell the story

Bulgarian customs officers said they confiscated around 400 kilogrammes of heroin from Iran in a Turkish lorry at the EU’s external border with Turkey.

The drugs, worth the equivalent of €8.5 million ($9.06 million) and destined for an EU country, were hidden in mattresses, the main customs office in Sofia announced on Saturday, without naming the EU state.

The heroin was earlier found on April 10, during a customs check at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing, while a 63-year-old Turkish driver was detained.

In March, Bulgarian customs officers discovered some 170 kilogrammes of cocaine among bananas from Ecuador at the harbour of the Black Sea city of Burgas.

The ship carrying the bananas had reportedly travelled from Ecuador to Bulgaria via Panama, Malta and Italy.

(dpa/NAN)

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