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Drug trafficking on the Bulgarian-Turkish border: several countries involved, says head of Customs anti-drug unit

Several countries are involved in the case of more than 50kg of cocaine seized from a car with diplomatic plates at the Bulgarian-Turkish border, according to Stefan Bakalov, head of the Customs Agency's anti-narcotics department. Yesterday, customs..

26.10.23 15:59 |

Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen area is looking more and more feasible

The European Commission has ended the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism which monitored the processes connected with the rule of law in this country and in Romania. The motives for this decision – that Bulgaria and Romania have..

10.07.23 13:18 |
The undeclared EUR 1.5 million found at Kapitan Andreevo

Customs officers find EUR 1.5 million hidden inside car

Customs officers found EUR 1.5 million in undeclared cash at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint yesterday in a car with an 18-month old baby inside, BGNES news agency reports. More than 10 million Leva has been seized at Kapitan Andreevo..

24.03.23 14:59 |

Bulgaria hands over nearly 3000 ancient coins to Turkey

2,940 ancient coins were intercepted at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint and saved from smuggling on 12 June 2018 during a customs inspection of a truck driven by a Turkish citizen entering Bulgaria from Turkey.  The bronze coins are a collective..

10.01.23 16:49 |
Yavor Gechev

Only government authorities shall exercise phytosanitary control at border, caretaker agriculture minister says

Even though it is operating some of the buildings along the border, the private company Eurolab will not be returning to exercise plant health control as along as Yavor Gechev is Minister of Agriculture. This promise was made by Minister Gechev..

06.12.22 13:49 |

Currency worth €500,000 seized at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint

Customs officers at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint seized illegal currency worth over 500,000 euros in a factory cavity of a delivery truck semi-trailer, the Customs Agency press centre said. A 36-year-old Turkish national has been charged with..

10.11.22 13:29 |

A foreign national detained at the Turkish border with over 100 kilograms of heroin

A 38-year-old man of both French and Turkish citizenship was detained at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint while crossing from Turkey into Bulgaria on 15 August 2022. 104,940 kilograms of heroin and some hashish worth a total of 4.829 million euros were..

17.08.22 17:32 |