Bulgaria seizes 20 kg heroin destined for U.S.
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. ■