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Bulgaria seizes nearly 17 kg of heroin

Christian Fernsby |
Bulgarian customs officers have seized 16.9 kg of heroin at Danube Bridge checkpoint near Vidin at the border with Romania, the authorities said Monday.

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Topics: BULGARIA   

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.

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