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Turkish Driver Caught Smuggling 420 Pounds of Heroin into Europe

Turkish Driver Caught Smuggling 420 Pounds of Heroin into Europe

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian customs officials say they have seized 191 kilograms (420 pounds) of heroin found in a truck entering Bulgaria from Turkey.

Officials valued the heroin at 6.3 million euros ($7.4 million).

The national customs agency said on Friday that the drugs were found in a Turkey-registered truck at a checkpoint on the Turkish border.

It was carrying construction materials and was bound for Belgium.

Customs chief Georgi Kostov said the heroin was hidden in 95 factory-sealed bags.

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