Tuesday, January 27, 2009

AP: Romania: heroin shipment seized from Turkish truck

BUCHAREST, Romania: Police say they have seized 120 pounds (55 kilograms) of heroin found stashed in a Turkish truck in the Romanian capital.

Police say the drugs seized in Bucharest last week were destined for the Netherlands.

Police said Monday that the Turkish truck driver was detained pending an investigation.

Officials had been monitoring the truck and its driver since they entered Romania on Jan. 12 at the Danube port town of Giurgiu. The truck had been transporting construction materials.

Police seized the drugs and took the driver into custody on Wednesday. They say the heroin has an estimated street value of about €2 million ($2.6 million).

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