Letters, Apr. 17, 1933

Principal Victim

Sirs:

Your article on illicit traffic in narcotics in the Near East, appearing in TIME of April 3 (p. 14), would give one the impression that the Government of Bulgaria is winking at a big illicit production of opium.

When Kernel Pasha drove the illicit manufacturers out of Turkey some of them began secret operations in Bulgaria. At first the Bulgarian police, inexperienced in such things, were none too quick in detecting and suppressing the traffic. Recently, however, the Bulgarian authorities have proved themselves alert and effective in suppressing the traffic, as...

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