As a result of a joint operation of the State Agency for National Security (SANS), the Customs Agency, the Ministry of Interior, and the Prosecutor’s Office, an international channel for trafficking precursors from Asia to the EU has been neutralized

On 07.06.2018, SANS officials, together with the Customs Agency and Criminal Police General Directorate within the Ministry of Interior and under the guidance of the Varna Regional Prosecutor’s Office and the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor’s Office conducted an operation for neutralizing an international channel for trafficking precursors from Asia to the EU.

Those joint activities were taken in the framework of pre-trial proceedings.

From January 2017 to March 2018, as a result of operative-investigation activities of SANS, the Customs Agency and under the control of Varna Regional Prosecutor’s Office, three attempts for contraband import of precursors for production of synthetic drugs mdma and amphetamine from Asia through Varna-West Port have been suspended.

The first delivery contained 4.3 tons of precursors PMK (piperonilmetilketon), the second one – 7.5 tons of preprecursors APAA (alphaphenilacetoacetamid), and the third one – 4.4 tons of precursors APAAN (alphaphenilacetoacetnitril).

Two foreign citizens (Netherlands nationals) have been detained in the framework of that case.

After processing the precursors and production of end synthetic drugs, the value of the produced quantities could be assessed to over 40 million euro.

The work on this case is continuing in order other persons’ involvement in the criminal activity to be identified and confirmed.

On 07.06.2018, SANS officials, together with the Customs Agency and Criminal Police General Directorate within the MoI and under the guidance of the Varna Regional Prosecutor’s Office and the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor’s Office conducted an operation for neutralizing an international channel for trafficking precursors from Asia to the EU.

Those joint activities were taken in the framework of pre-trial proceedings.

From January 2017 to March 2018, as a result of operative-investigation activities of SANS, the Customs Agency and under the control of Varna Regional Prosecutor’s Office, three attempts for contraband import of precursors for production of synthetic drugs mdma and amphetamine from Asia through Varna-West Port have been suspended.

The first delivery contained 4.3 tons of precursors PMK (piperonilmetilketon), the second one – 7.5 tons of preprecursors APAA (alphaphenilacetoacetamid), and the third one – 4.4 tons of precursors APAAN (alphaphenilacetoacetnitril).

Two foreign citizens (Netherlands nationals) have been detained in the framework of that case.

After processing the precursors and production of end synthetic drugs, the value of the produced quantities could be assessed to over 40 million euro.

The work on this case is continuing in order other persons’ involvement in the criminal activity to be identified and confirmed.