A channel for illegal transfer of migrants through the territory of Bulgaria to Western European countries was intercepted during a joint operation of SANS, MoI and the Prosecutor’s office

On 24.06.2019 employees of the State Agency for National Security (SANS) and CDCOC-MoI, under the guidance and supervision of the Specialized Prosecutor’s office, conducted a specialized operation on the territory of the cities Sofia, Svilengrad and the regions Yambol and Burgas aimed at neutralizing of organized criminal group involved in illegal transfer of migrants from Turkey through the territory of Bulgaria to Western European countries and the facilitation of their stay in our country.

Pretrial proceedings have been initiated concerning the case.

During the operation 40 addresses, vehicles and persons have been searched. Large amounts of money, drugs, personal belongings and objects related to the investigation have been seized.

21 persons have been arrested. 8 of them – two Bulgarian citizens, 1 Iraqi citizen, 1 Syrian citizen and 4 Afghani citizens have been charged by the Specialized Prosecutor’s office.

The work on the case is still in progress.