Joint investigation on heroin trafficking conducted in the framework of SELEC

On August 10th 2018 the Bulgarian and Turkish authorities successfully finalized joint investigation codenamedDiscussion related to trafficking of heroin.

Following four months exchange of information through SELEC, the Turkish Police Istanbul Narcotic Department with the support of the Bulgarian Police seized 11 kg of heroin and apprehended 3 persons involved. The heroin was planned to be transported by car from Republic of Turkey via Republic of Bulgaria, with destination Western Europe, but the transport was stopped in Istanbul and the heroin confiscated.

Currently the investigation is ongoing.