30 Kg Amphetamine Seized in Special Operation in Bulgaria's Pernik

Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS) has seized 30 kg of amphetamine tablets, the agency announced.

On June 27th, employees of DANS under the leadership of the District Prosecution Office in the town of Pernik, conducted a special operation on the territory of the Pernik region for the prevention of drug trafficking.

Continuous improvement in response in anti-drug fight needed

BELGRADE -Psychoactive substance abuse is a major social problem in Serbia, so the state needs to work continuously on improving the response in the fight against that plague, reads a message from the closing conference of the EU twinning project titled “Implementation of Strategy for Fight against Drugs - Supply and Demand Reduction Components”.

Norwegian Tourist Falls From a Balcony in Sunny Beach

A 20-year-old Norwegian woman fell from the balcony of her first floor hotel room in Sunny Beach, reports Darik radio.

She is currently in hospital with a head concussion and a broken arm, but her life is not in danger.

The doctors in the Burgas hospital said she told them she was standing on her balcony when she suddenly felt dizzy and fell down. 

Nearly 17 kg of cocaine found hidden in banana shipment in Athens

Almost 17 kilos of cocaine was found in a shipment of bananas from Colombia that ended up at a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Rendi, southwestern Athens.

Police confirmed on Thursday that the bananas were first shipped to Italy and then brought to Greece by truck.

The shipment was unloaded at the warehouse on May 2.

Saric pleads not guilty

BELGRADE - The most wanted drug lord from the Balkans, Darko Saric, appeared for the first time before the Special Court in Belgrade on Monday and denied that he, together with members of his ring, organized the trafficking of a total of 5.7 tons of cocaine from Latin America to Western Europe.

Darko Saric was arrested in a joint police operation of Serbia and Montenegro on March 18.

New Cocaine Route Passes Through Bulgaria

A new cocaine route for Europe goes through Bulgaria said the National Addictions and Drugs Center. 

According to its director Momchil Vasilev, in the past two years through Bulgaria was established a new drug channel, which takes cocaine from South America via Western Africa through Greece and Bulgaria, for Western Europe.