In a joint operation of the State Agency for National Security, the Ministry of Interior, and the Prosecutor’s Office in Plovdiv, an inspector from the Regional Directorate of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency was detained

On 12 May 2016, a joint specialized operation was conducted in the city of Plovdiv with participation of officials from the State Agency for National Security and the Economic Police Department of the Territorial Directorate of the Ministry of Interior – Plovdiv, under the guidance of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office – Plovdiv.

An inspector from Plovdiv Directorate of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency was detained while receiving a bribe. The inspector requested the money from an owner of a wholesale food storehouse in the city.

Another person was detained in a car on Plovdiv territory, suspected in involvement in that same deed.

Both individuals were detained for 24 hours, pursuant to the Ministry of Interior Act.

The investigative procedures on that case are still on-going.