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.
Narcotics officers at Athens International Airport on Friday arrested a 39-year-old Nigerian national after discovering an ingenious cache of drugs.
According to a police report, the 39-year-old, who had arrived at the Greek capital via Cairo, had concealed 1.74 kilogram of cocaine inside the metallic tubes that comprised the handle of his rolling suitcase.
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.