U.S. Embassy Sofia Press Statement

U.S. Embassy Sofia Congratulates Bulgarian, American, and Spanish Law Enforcement on Successful Operation to Shut Down International Smuggling Organization


U.S. Embassy Sofia congratulates Bulgarian, American, and Spanish law enforcement authorities for executing a successful operation which shut down an international drug smuggling ring.   The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Spanish National Police assisted Bulgaria’s General Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime in the investigation and January 31, 2020 operation which resulted in the largest cocaine seizure in Bulgaria in over ten years.

During the investigation law enforcement officials identified and located several commercial shipping containers of fruit which had been shipped from Colombia into Greece, then transported into Bulgaria on commercial trucks, where they were apprehended.

U.S. Embassy Sofia is proud to partner with Bulgarian law enforcement agencies in efforts to defeat illegal drug trafficking.