Prosecution for Organized Crime Combat and Special Causes, together with the General Inspectorate of Police have detained a person suspected of smuggling mercury.

The suspect was found to be a resident of the capital, aged 54, in his car being detected and raised an amount of about 7 kg of mercury which was supposed to be sold to foreign nationals for a fee of EUR 10 thousand.

Currently, the prosecution continues, prosecutors following to submit charges to the man and submit the application on its approach to a preventive measure - arrest.

For smuggling and violation of traffic rules of substances, radioactive materials and waste, toxic or bacteriological, the individual risks up to 10 years of imprisonment.

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