AP: More Than 360 kg of Cocaine were Found in an Apartment in Sofia
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police have discovered and seized more than 360 kilograms (nearly 800 pounds) of cocaine from an apartment in the capital.
Nearly 35 kilograms cocaine seized in southern Turkey
Security forces seized nearly 35 kilograms (around 77 pounds) of cocaine in Turkey's southern Mersin province, authorities said on April 13.
Anti-narcotics and customs officers recovered a total of 34.79 kilograms (76.61 pounds) of heroin from a ship coming from South America, according to a statement issued by the chief public prosecutor's office.
Montenegrin Crew of Cocaine Ship Arrested in Caribbean
Cocaine on Aressa ship. Photo: Montenegro's Police Directorate
Montenegro's Police Directorate on Wednesday said that the arrest was part of a months-long international action initiated by Montenegrin, Serbian, Dutch and British law enforcement.
North Macedonia Joins Partners in Busting Cocaine-Smuggling Gang
North Macedonia's Interior Minister, Nake Culev, on Thursday, said police seized a kilo of cocaine on Wednesday as part of an international drug-busting operation that had involved "several countries", while not naming them.
A Record 5 Tonnes of Cocaine Seized in Costa Rica
Costa Rica police seized the largest amount of drug in its history yesterday - 5 tonnes of cocaine hidden in a container of flowers that was to be loaded today in the port of Limon, on the Caribbean coast, France Press reported.
The drug was hidden in a shipment of flowers traveling to the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, the Interior Minister said.
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Police evacuate drug den in central Athens
Police on Friday evacuated a building on a central Athens street which, they said, had become a hangout for drug users and dealers.
Six people - five foreign nationals and a Greek woman - were arrested, while municipal cleaning crews removed 35 tons of garbage from the building on Liosion Street.
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seized a Submarine Loaded with more than 2 Tonnes of Cocaine
Spanish law enforcement has seized a submarine that was loaded with more than 2 tonnes of cocaine, according to the El Pais.
Law enforcement officers have detained at least two people. The submarine was discovered in the waters of Galicia. It is believed that the submarine has arrived from Colombia. There are no other details so far.
More than 1 Tonne of Cocaine Is Washing Up on the Atlantic Coast of France
More than one tonne of cocaine in plastic packages of as yet unknown origin have been collected in recent weeks from the Atlantic coast of France, the French press reported.
Balkan Gangs Central to Global Trade in Illicit Drugs
Judging by a spate of drugs busts over the past 12 months, Balkan crime gangs are major players in the trafficking of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and synthetic drugs around the world.
The Amount of the Cocaine Shipped from Brazil to Europe Is Increasing
Brazil is becoming a growing exporter, ahead of Colombia's largest producer. This became clear from announced customs data, BGNES reported.
So far this year, by September 25, authorities have seized 40.7 tonnes of cocaine at the Belgian port of Antwerp, the main entry point for drugs. Quarter of the seized drugs, 26 percent, came from Brazil, according to Belgian Customs Services.