white swallow, indeed
We are kinda surprised there aren’t more stories like this, but glad that there aren’t. Dude…
A prominent Bulgarian yachtsman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to smuggle nearly half a ton of cocaine. He was arrested in April this year on the Martinique island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, an overseas region of France.
Dimitar Topalov, who vied last year for the most prestigious yachtsmen award in Bulgaria, the "Golden globe", and his partner Plamen Vassilev were detained after their vessel was followed closely by the French authorities with special surveillance devices and video cameras.
The yacht called "The White Swallow " was monitored as it set out from Slovenia, headed for the Azores and the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Trinidad and Tobago. There, the two Bulgarians stayed at a hotel where they are believed to have been recruited to serve as mules. Read on.