Bulgarian police seizes 12 tonnes of hashish

Bulgarian police have seized 12 tonnes of hashish from a warehouse in the village of Mirovyane on the outskirts of Sofia, the Interior Ministry said on July 5.

According to Stanimir Florov, head of the ministry’s chief directorate for combatting organised crime, the quantity is worth 360 million euro. He said that the hashish originated from Morocco and was destined for Belgium and The Netherlands.

This is the second large shipment of the drug seized by Bulgarian authorities within a week, with 4.2 tonnes found in a truck at the Vidin border checkpoint on July 1.

No arrests were made following the raid in Mirovyane, with Florov declining to give further details so as not to compromise ongoing investigations. He did say that, according to the ministry’s information, both the shipment seized in Vidin and the drugs stored in Mirovyane were the work of an organised crime group involved in a case of smuggling hashish from Bulgaria to Greece in 2006.

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