Bulgarian authorities intercepted 2 tons of heroin on the Turkish border. The opiates traveled from Iran and were destined for the Netherlands.
Two tons are a massive amount. We have made someone very unhappy today. Those were the exact words of the officers that found the opiates.
The drugs were hidden in tomato paste according to the Bulgarian Prosecution that only just released information about the drug bust. The Iranian driver of the lorry was arrested and can expect a long prison sentence.
The cargo of heroin has a street value of 9 million euros according to the Bulgarian justice department, but is now destroyed. The catch is the largest in Bulgaria since the accession of the Balkan country into the European Union in 2007. The Dutch record stands at more than 1,200 kilograms.