Sunday, December 23, 2007

Romania Arrests "PKK Fundraisers"

19 December 2007
Bucharest _ Three suspected fundraisers for the Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, allegedly involved in drug dealing, were arrested on Wednesday, according to information from the public prosecutor.

They allegedly organized the transportation of 58 kg of heroin, destined for the Netherlands.

The suspects - two from Turkey and one from Syria, who are all Romanian residents – have been put under temporary detention for 29 days.

Romania is a transit country for drugs coming from parts of Asia on its way to western Europe.

Founded in the 1970s, the PKK is a militant organization that has been fighting to establish an independent Kurdish state mostly in the south-eastern part of Turkey.

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