Border police seize more than 80 kilos of heroin

BELGRADE -- The Serbian border police have announced that they confiscated more than 80 kilograms of heroin at the Batrovci border crossing with Croatia.


The drugs were found in a Turkish license plates Mercedes driven by a Bulgarian citizen, the MUP said.

The heroin was divided into 90 packages and hidden in the vehicle's specially modified parts.

The 57-year-old Bulgarian citizen, identifies as B.I.A., is now held in 48-hour police custody as a suspect.

The MUP said that the seizure at Batrovci meant that another drug smuggling route had been cut. This is the largest heroin haul in the country in the past several years, the police explained.