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Bulgaria seizes 20 kg heroin destined for U.S.

Christian Fernsby |
Bulgarian law enforcement authorities have seized 20 kg of heroin destined for the United States and arrested six suspects, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Topics: BULGARIA    U.S.   

The illicit drug was seized on Monday, when a number of searches were conducted throughout the country, the ministry said in a statement.

The investigation, conducted jointly with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, revealed that the heroin was smuggled by truck from Turkey, and that it was part of a large shipment, the statement noted.

Among those arrested, three were Bulgarians, two were Serbian citizens and one had dual citizenship, it said.

One of the detainees, a Serbian citizen, was the organizer and leader of the criminal group, the statement added.

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