Turkish security forces seized more than 714 kilograms (1,574 pounds) of heroin on July 23.
In one operation, police in İpekyolu district of eastern Van province captured more than 265 kilos (584 pounds) of heroin and arrested two suspects on allegations of drug trafficking, according to a statement by the provincial police department.
Sixteen kilos of heroin were seized from a house in the village of Konyavo, near Kyustendil, in a raid in the late afternoon on Friday by the local police and the local unit for organized crime control, Kyustendil Police Spokesperson Katya Tabachka said on Saturday.
The heroin was divided in 29 packets.
Speaking at a briefing in Sofia on Monday, head of the specialized prosecution service, Valentina Madjarova, said that the worth of nearly 500 kilos of heroin ceased during a raid in the southern city of Sliven on June 4 is estimated at BGN 25 million. Two persons, who are Turkish nationals, were detained in the raid. The two, whom the court remanded in custody, have no criminal record.
The General Directorate Combating Organized Crime and Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office have seized a large quantity of heroin, this country's Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev announced on Twitter. Geshev placed the Bulgarian and the U.S. national flags under his announcement and added that "this has been a joint operation between Bulgaria and its international partners."
Ten people from Belgium, the Netherlands and Romania were arrested in record drug seizure - 1,452 kilograms of heroin - in the Port of Constanta. According to Eurojust, it is about 10 suspects, who are part of a group of traffickers specialized in bringing large quantities of heroin to Europe.
A man was arrested in Thessaloniki on Wednesday afternoon for transporting over 6.5 kilos of heroin hidden under the car frame and inside a spare wheel.
Greek Police had information on the suspect's activities and believe him to be a member of a drug trafficking ring.
The 6.5 kg and 520 grams of heroin found in his vehicle on Wednesday were divided in 13 packages.
Turkish police seized 670 kilograms (about 1,477 pounds) of heroin in the eastern Van province over the last five days, the country's Interior Minister said on May 29.
Süleyman Soylu lauded the efforts of the provincial police and anti-narcotics teams, saying the seizures were a heavy blow to the illicit drug trade.