Criminal investigators in Vidin have detained three young men for drug possession.

The police actions were taken in the course of a specialized operation aimed at drug distribution in the region, according to the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior in Vidin.

On Thursday afternoon, in the village of Kapitanovtsi, police stopped a car driven by an 18-year-old resident of the village of Tarnyane for inspection.

In the back seat of the vehicle, they found and seized 31 bags with a total of 45 grams of green dry leaf mass, 9 bags with a total of 9.7 grams of white powder and an electronic scale, police said.

In the field drug test, the grass reacted to cannabis and the white powder to amphetamine. 

A search followed at the young man's home in Tarnjane.

There, investigators found and seized two more bags of 11.3 grams of cannabis.

Pre-trial proceedings have been instituted in the Vidin Regional Court. 

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In Kapitanovtsi, police also checked two 19-year-old locals.

According to protocols, one voluntarily handed over an envelope with 0.4 grams of cannabis, and the other - an envelope with 0.3 grams of crystals that reacted to the drug LSD.

In the cases in Vidin University, two preliminary inspections have been instituted for a crime under Article 354a of the Penal Code.

The three young men were detained by police for up to 24 hours and taken into custody.

The work of the investigators continues, the police added.