Bulgaria seizes nearly 17 kg of heroin
The illicit drug was discovered on Sunday hidden in secret compartments under the floor of the front seats of a Bulgarian car when it attempted to leave Bulgaria, the National Customs Agency said in a statement.
The compartments were covered by lead sheets, the statement said.
The driver of the vehicle, a Bulgarian citizen, was arrested at the scene.
Bulgaria, a key transit route for drugs smuggled from Asia to Europe, seized at its borders 472 kg of heroin in 2019. ■