Monday, May 24, 2021

Huge SA cocaine ring busted

Three Bulgarians received lengthy terms in prison for their role in a large-scale cocaine-smuggling enterprise involving three vessels in South Africa. Mario Radoslavov Vasev, Asen Georgiev and Atanhas Mihaylov Bikov were arrested during a drug raid on the freighter Windward on March 1.
Cops seized 973 blocks of cocaine and about $1.1m in cash. The value of the haul makes it the country's second largest. The men bought 12 years, 13 years and 10 years, respectively. They also forfeit assets, including luxury cars and property purchased in South Africa.