Bulgartabac factory in Blagoevgrad stops working, but there is still no clear position on whether it is temporary or not. From more than 2,000 employees years ago, currently the factory employs about 200 people. A few days ago they were told that they had to submit notices of termination on the grounds that there was not enough work, reports BNT.
Greek authorities have broken a drugs ring importing narcotics into the country as dehydrated 'superfood' berries implanted with cocaine, police said on Wednesday.
Police in Athens said they had confiscated 36 kg (79 lb) of acai berries, which could have as much as 18 kg (39 lb) of cocaine extracted from them in a rehydration process.
Greek authorities have launched an investigation in cooperation with their Turkish counterparts after customs officials at Piraeus port on Monday found a large quantity of fenethylline pills - also known as the "Jihadist's" drug - in a container ship.
The vessel had docked at Piraeus on its way from Syria to Dubai.
Turkish police seized at least 100 kilograms of heroin in eastern Turkey on Dec. 30.
A 43-year-old Pakistani national who was arrested on Tuesday evening at Athens International Airport while trying to smuggle more than 11 kilograms of heroin into the country is part of a wider international drug ring bringing drugs into Greece from Asia, police said on Wednesday.
The 43-year-old reportedly flew into Athens from Lahore in Pakistan via Doha in Qatar.
Police in Thessaloniki on Tuesday detained a 57-year-old Albanian national believed to be a leading member of an international racket that has been smuggling large quantities of drugs into Greece.
According to investigators, the suspect was taking delivery of cocaine and overseeing its distribution across the country but chiefly in and around the Thessaloniki area.
A 45-year-old Serbian citizen has attempted to cross 10,345 kg of heroin across Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. The value of the captured quantity of drugs is 931 050 leva. On Monday, at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint, around 5.30 hours, from Turkey to Bulgaria entered a Peugeot brand, run by the foreigner. The vehicle was diverted for a thorough customs check.