Lorry drivers appeals fail

Click to follow
The Independent Online
Lorry drivers appeals fail

TWO British lorry drivers found guilty of drug-trafficking in Bulgaria have failed in their appeals to quash their convictions.

John Mills and Peter Hobbs, both 41 and from north London, were arrested on the Bulgarian-Turkish border in June 1995. Border officials found pounds 600,000 of heroin in an outside compartment of their lorry. They were sentenced to seven and a half years and fined pounds 1,500 each by a Bulgarian court in February 1996. Yesterday's court decision leaves the men facing a further five years in jail.